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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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If my Complete Blood Count came back normal, should I be worried about health further? Beginning to feel like a hypochondriac.

If my Complete Blood Count came back normal, should I be worried about health further? Beginning to feel like a hypochondriac.

That depends: That depends on what the nature of the problem is. A complete blood count would not be used to diagnose a sprained ankle. There isn't enough info provided to give you a satisfactory answer. ...Read more

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My complete blood count results as follow:Hg 11.9;MCV 87.1; MCHC 33.7 MCH 29.3; RDW 16.4 I think all are normal except RDW what this can indicate?

My complete blood count results as follow:Hg 11.9;MCV 87.1; MCHC 33.7 MCH 29.3; RDW 16.4 I think all are normal except RDW what this can indicate?

RDW high: If RDW is high this means the Range of Dimension Width is high, indicating the Red cell corpuscles are not the same sizes, this could be due to the Bone Marrow produced two or more of populations of Red cells. Iron deficiency is the most common cause in young female. Fragmentation of RBC could also give this which has multiple causes ranges from simple things like vigrous exercise to more serious ...Read more

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What would make your blood feel "poisoned" if your complete blood count was normal? Could you still have a liver or kidney problem?

What would make your blood feel "poisoned" if your complete blood count was normal? Could you still have a liver or kidney problem?

You might.: You still can have a problem or a problem developing even if you have a normal cbc. That's why there are liver function tests and renal function tests and a chemistry panel. For example, you can have a high serum creatinine level with a normal CBC that would point to a renal problem, and/or a high bilirubin pointing to a gallbladder issue. Eventually the CBC can be affected but after long dz. ...Read more

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Can taking a multivitamin/multimineral pill cause your complete blood count to appear normal, and actually mask a problem in the body?

Can taking a multivitamin/multimineral pill cause your complete blood count to appear normal, and actually mask a problem in the body?

It should not: Vitamins won't affect lab results. If there's really a serious medical problem, it will be reflected not just in the blood count but also in the chemistry and you'll be having symptoms. Follow up with your neurologist and psychiatrist re: your memory loss & rage. God bless u! ...Read more

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Can you have a normal complete blood count in autoimmune liver and/or autoimmune kidney disorders/diseases?

Can you have a normal complete blood count in autoimmune liver and/or autoimmune kidney disorders/diseases?

Yes: If the disease is in a remission state or your medical care is keeping the disease (s) under excellent control there is no reason your labs would not be normal. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Yes: Early, compensated cirrhosis may be accompanied by normal test results. A biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosis, though CT/MRI may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

Cirrhosis: No, if your labs are normal with normal US then likely not. However even if you don't have cirrhosis now, if you're drinking enough to be concerned about it I'd stop any alcohol use and no tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. She's had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. She's had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?

ECCHYMOSIS: ECCHYMOSIS in a young woman demands prompt attention. You need full blood workup for clotting disorders and autoimmune problems. If you have had a recent URI you may have bone marrow supression and severe platelet deficiency. IE TTP VS ITP. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL EVALUATION. FACV level/MTHFR/PROTEIN C&S/RPR/AT3/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/ANTICARDIOLIPID ANTIBODY. Also HEE CONSULT ...Read more

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What does a complete blood count pick up?

What does a complete blood count pick up?

Many things: It can shows signs of infection from thwe white blood cell account. Anemia and posible causes by the hematocrit and hemoglobin. Abnormalities of the platelets also can be used to help diagnose problem. The CBC is a good starting point to start your diagnosis of problems. ...Read more

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What all can a complete blood count show?

What all can a complete blood count show?

Anemia, infection,: The blood count is useful to test for anemia, infection, indications of vitamin deficiency (b-12 and folate) and inherited abnormal hemoglobin. It can sometimes give a clue to leukemias and lymphomas, allergies and a few other things. ...Read more

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What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

Anemia,: And clues to the cause (mcv low, iron deficinency: MCHC high, b-12 deficiency), high or low white counts (leukemia and infection, high or low platelet count. It points to things being perfectly ok, or helps point a direction when someting is wrong. ...Read more

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Why do I need to retake the complete blood count?

Why do I need to retake the complete blood count?

Multiple reasons: Complicated question. If you are anemic (low blood count) due to blood loss from a variety of different causes or chronic illnesses, a complete blood count (CBC) is done to assess severity, progress if you are on iron supplementation or to test for leukemia (blood cancers). It can be done also to rule out errors. Dehydration or recent IV fluid can impact results too which may require repeat cbc. ...Read more

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What can you determine from a complete blood count?

What can you determine from a complete blood count?

Blood count: Complete blood count is a very powerful information on many counts. It tells if you have anemia-if so what kind. For example iron deficiency or folate/b12 deficiency. It tells if you have infection then the white cell count goes up. It informs us of platelet deficiency or excess (as seen in certain cancers)-both very dangerous. It also gives a clue to leukemia and some kinds of thallasemias. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

Very: We do cbcs routinely, looking for anemia, signs of infection, drug side effects, clues about blood cancers, bruising issues and it helps also to find closet alcohol drinkers who deny it! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complete blood count?

See below: 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). ...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