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Complete Blood Count (Overview)

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).


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What does complete blood count pdw 16.5 high mean?

What does complete blood count pdw 16.5 high mean?

RDW: The red blood cell distribution width (RDW or RCDW) is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (RBC) volume that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. Can be used to help diagnose a type of anemia if your hemoglobin is low: Men- less than 14, women- less than 12. ...Read more

Complete Blood Count (Overview)

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).


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Can a complete blood count tell you if you have mono?

Can a complete blood count tell you if you have mono?

No, but: A blood count can tell if you have an abnormal counts of the cells of the blood (white cells, red cells and platelets). One or all can be lower with mono. However, even if you have an abnormal blood count and the right symptoms, you should have the monospot test done to confirm. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What do my complete blood count results mean to a doctor?

What do my complete blood count results mean to a doctor?

Many things: It can tell if there is an infection, anemia and many other things depending on the results and your history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What does high 'mean platelet volume' and high 'lymphocytes' in complete blood count(cbc) test mean?

What does high 'mean platelet volume' and high 'lymphocytes' in complete blood count(cbc) test mean?

Discuss with PCP: Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calculated measurement of the average size of platelets found in blood. MPV is higher when there is destruction of platelets. Lymphocytes are usually high on viral infections or some cancers. Discuss with your doctor about it, as lab results by themselves, like this one, don't have a context to determine level of severity associated with them. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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What are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count? Would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?

What are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count?  Would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?

Most: Most cancers do not necessarily affect your cbc. Exceptions include hematologic malignancies like leukemia and myeloma. Sclc and testicular cancer are not typically associated with CBC abnormalities. ...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