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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
Chronic fatigue.: CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means other issues need to be ruled out. Tests include bloodwork for thyroid, vitamin levels, liver functions, blood sugar, celiac disease, anemia. As well, sleep study, abdominal ultrasound. If you're worried about GI pathology, add an EGD and colonoscopy. Treatment depends on cause,,and usually a cause other than CFS can be found. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of stuff: How many red and white blood cells and platelets are there in your blood. Are they the right sizes and shapes and appearances? Anything extra? Any cell type coming up short, or overabundant? There are a great many things that will alter a CBC, and often this is the totally-unexpected tipoff that enables a diagnosis. And many very sick folks have a normal CBC. It's a lifetime's study. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It's possible to have a totally normal blood count, even differential - as in the breakdown of the different types of white blood cells like neutrophils, lymphocytes etc, and have a "glandular" fever. Sometimes you can see an elevated white blood cell count or increased lymphocytes, neutrophils or even atypical lymphocytes, depending on whats causing(often felt to be EBV-mononucleosis related). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Often a precursor to iron deficiency anemia. Just because the patient is not anemic does not explain the low ferritin. Is the patient absorbing iron? Is the patient having heavy periods? Did they have a gastric bypass? You need to look for the cause because eventually anemia will develop. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm 30 yo and diagnosis w/general lymphadenopathy. Normal cxr, normal cbc. Low grade fever on/off at least year, no infect. Should i request further tests?
No: A CBC or complete blood count checks white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet counts. There is a serologic test for h pylori which can be used to screen for infection, but can not be used after treatment as it can remain positive. A stool test, breath test, or biopsy can be used to check for eradication after treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low WBC, low abs neurophils, and low anion gap w/o K. All other results of CMP and CBC w/diff. normal. Cause for concern?
Why tested?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of low and high. It would be better to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a followup CBC test after original CBC shows high RBC and high platelet counts?
Not abnormal: It is reasonable to want to confirm the lab results. How high were the counts? ...Read more
Hi..recently had a complete blood test.wbc 7200,Rbc 14.6%,total RBC 5.6, MVC 87,MCH 26,MCHC 30.. MCH & MCHC are 2points below normal range.PCV 49.6%?
What is Ur Question?: Do not get too hung up on the terms(Red cell Indices) as long as your Hemoglobin(Hb) is normal(it appears to be 14.6 Gm. Ask a simple yet clear question, so we can help you more and settle the concerns. ...Read more