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Why is the range so different on complete blood count panels for different labs and medical centers? It doesn't make sense.

Why is the range so different on complete blood count panels for different labs and medical centers? It doesn't make sense.

Age and gender etc.: For many laboratory tests, the normal ranges vary by the method used to do the test. Also there are different normal values for different ages and sexes. The Labs usually report their normal ranges with the test results. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...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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How many days does it take for your lab results to come back for a complete blood count got them done in gp so could it take till next week..

How many days does it take for your lab results to come back for a complete blood count got them done in gp so could it take till next week..

Call your Doctor: This health app is an international application to help people with their illnesses. Your physician's non-communication should be handled locally by you phoning them and asking for better service. ...Read more

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I had CBC blood count test done says I was high 385 the range was 155--379 x10e3/ul platlet count why do some labs diffa and is 385 in gd range?

I had CBC blood count test done says I was high 385 the range was 155--379 x10e3/ul platlet count why do some labs diffa and is 385 in gd range?

Not to worry.: Most people who have slight elevations of platelet count have no blood disease. Normal ranges vary slightly from lab to lab because of slight differences in lab techniques and how "normal" is defined. ...Read more

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What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?

Can't tell: without more information. Discuss this with your physician to interpret how this fits with your symptoms, physical findings, known conditions, etc. Good luck1 ...Read more

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What all does a complete blood count test for ?

What all does a complete blood count test for ?

CBC : A CBC checks your bloods cells gealth and amounts from white blood cells which are important for infections to red blood cells ( make sure your not anemic) to your platelets which are important for clotting . ...Read more

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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

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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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Can a complete blood count test diagnose leukemia or other cancers?

Usually leukemia: A CBC with differential can detect features worrisome for a leukemia (high or low white count, anemia, or thrombocytopenia). The automated machine can detect abnormal cells which flags for a technologist and/or pathologist to manually identify and count under the microscope. Then a flow cytometry test may be done to determine the lineage of the cells for the actual type of leukemia. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a complete blood count test the same as a total blood count test?

Please answer me. Is a complete blood count test the same as a total blood count test?

CBC: "Total blood count test" isn't a term in standard use. This may be a name for the old CBC with differential count and a look at a smear. Your best move would be to phone the lab and find out what they mean. ...Read more

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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

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