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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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COMPLETE CBC which was all came back normal except : WBC - 2.9 and NEUTROPHIL (absolute ) - 0.8 . She was also diagnosed with B/V and genital warts?

CBC: In the absence of a clinical history and exam it is very difficult to interpret lab data, but this is grossly abnormal and may necessitate a bone marrow biopsy after an extensive evaluation. See a hematologist ASAP.

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What is a cbc?

Blood count: It is a test that quantifies and characterizes certain cells in the blood. Those cell types include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

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Does CBC show blasts?

NOT CLEAR: In some cases it could show blasts without being really bad but in most cases it's not a good thing.

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What causes low rdwr in cbc?

No pathology: There is no pathologic process to cause abnormally low rdw. Patients with beta thalassemia trait may have lower than usual rdw.

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What does high ly in CBC mean?

Need clarification: Do you mean high lymphocyte count? If so, what is the actual count, relative and absolute. Please provide the actual data for a meaningful opinion.

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How often should you get a cbc?

When Needed: Only when there is a concern about your health such as anemai or concern about serious infection.

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Grandpa has abnormal CBC results?

See your doctor.: CBC results are used to help aiding in many different diagnosis, ranging from anemias, infections (viral, parasite, bacteria), platelet disorders, blood loss, etc... The patient should see a doctor to analyze what the abnormal results are and what further treatment is needed.

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Will getting a CBC require fasting?

Will getting a CBC require fasting?

Complete blood count: CBC = complete blood count. The test looks at your red cells, white cells and platelets only. It does not require for you to fast before the test. If, however, other tests are being done at the same time, you may need to fast for those.

Cbc (Definition)

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