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What does a CBC (complete blood count) test for?

What does a CBC (complete blood count) test for?

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

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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All labs are normal (CBC, complete metobolic panel, etc.). Still worried I have cirrhosis. Likely?

All labs are normal (CBC, complete metobolic panel, etc.). Still worried I have cirrhosis. Likely?

Unlikely : You can have cirrhosis with normal Alt, Ast, but this occurs late in the disease process, by then it should be clear to you/your doctor something is going on. Also, you usually can tell on imaging but the only true way to know is by liver biopsy. ...Read more

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Will nicotine show up in a CBC with automated complete diff or a cmp 12 test?

Will nicotine show up in a CBC with automated complete diff or a cmp 12 test?

No.: Nicotine metabolites must be specifically ordered. There are indirect findings which are non-specific on the CBC such as an elevated hematacrit, but that would require corroboration and could also be caused by living at an elevated altitude. ...Read more

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Will nicotine show up in either a CBC with automated complete diff or a cmp 12 test?

Nicotine Testing: No. Blood tests are not generic nor do they test things that are not specifically requested. CBC and metabolic panels do not test for drugs or alcohol or nicotine. ...Read more

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I have to have some blood work done today. I had a cigarette this morning. Will nicotine show up in a CBC with automated complete diff or a cmp 12?

No: One cigarette will not materially affect the results of CBC and cmp. However, smoking, as you know, is not good for your health and you should quit asap. ...Read more

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I had a complete CBC and everything was in range except my reticuloycyte count. It is .3. WBC 6.1, RBC 4.88, hemoglobin, 14.4, homatocrit, 43.1. iron is normal and so is b12. been having dizzy spells?

Unlikely related: with the lab values reviewed, your symptoms would be very unlikely related to anemia or an issue with red blood cell production. retic counts are best evaluated in the setting of anemia or suspected bone marrow problem. unfortunately your symptoms could have a wide range on causes. simplest is not drinking enough fluids, not taking in enough salt and have low blood sugars. should see your doctor i ...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