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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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What does a complete blood count detect?

What does a complete blood count detect?

Wbcs, Rbcs, and plts: The complete blood count measures the number and types of white blood cells ( these fight infection). Red blood cells, hemoglobin, and hematocrit measure the availability of the cells which carry oxygen. Platelets are also measured. These are the elements that are involved in blood clotting. ...Read more

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What does a complete blood count pick up?

Many things: It can shows signs of infection from thwe white blood cell account. Anemia and posible causes by the hematocrit and hemoglobin. Abnormalities of the platelets also can be used to help diagnose problem. The CBC is a good starting point to start your diagnosis of problems. ...Read more

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What all can a complete blood count show?

What all can a complete blood count show?

Anemia, infection,: The blood count is useful to test for anemia, infection, indications of vitamin deficiency (b-12 and folate) and inherited abnormal hemoglobin. It can sometimes give a clue to leukemias and lymphomas, allergies and a few other things. ...Read more

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What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

Anemia,: And clues to the cause (mcv low, iron deficinency: MCHC high, b-12 deficiency), high or low white counts (leukemia and infection, high or low platelet count. It points to things being perfectly ok, or helps point a direction when someting is wrong. ...Read more

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Why do I need to retake the complete blood count?

Why do I need to retake the complete blood count?

Multiple reasons: Complicated question. If you are anemic (low blood count) due to blood loss from a variety of different causes or chronic illnesses, a complete blood count (CBC) is done to assess severity, progress if you are on iron supplementation or to test for leukemia (blood cancers). It can be done also to rule out errors. Dehydration or recent IV fluid can impact results too which may require repeat cbc. ...Read more

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What can you determine from a complete blood count?

What can you determine from a complete blood count?

Blood count: Complete blood count is a very powerful information on many counts.It tells if you have anemia-if so what kind.For example iron deficiency or folate/b12 deficiency.It tells if you have infection then the white cell count goes up.It informs us of platelet deficiency or excess(as seen in certain cancers)-both very dangerous.It also gives a clue to leukemia and some kinds of thallasemias. ...Read more

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What kind of test can give you a complete blood count?

What kind of test can give you a complete blood count?

Blood: A complete blood count is an analysis of blood components done following a blood draw. This is the name of the test. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

Very: We do cbcs routinely, looking for anemia, signs of infection, drug side effects, clues about blood cancers, bruising issues and it helps also to find closet alcohol drinkers who deny it! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complete blood count?

See below: Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of red blood cells (hematocrit). ...Read more

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Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more


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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more