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Does Donating Blood Interfere With A Cbc Blood Test
I regularly donate blood every 2 months. Would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP? Tbili?
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
Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more
I want to know what the initials stand for in a CBC blood test. I want to be able to read my blood test results but I don't know what the initials stand for. They have it printed out so that I know if I am high or low but I want to know what the initials
Cbc: Yes, there are some abnormal features that you can see in CBC (and peripheral blood smears) that would increase your suspicion towards certain blood cancer-for instance- circulating blast cells (immature white blood cells) in acute leukemia, and other features that you can see in chronic leukemia- i.e. Cml, cll. You can not see any sign of solid cancer from cbc, however, . ...Read more
I made a CBC blood test and my eos% is 6% and normal ranges is from 0.5 - 5.0 % what is that mean is that a sign of a serious disease?
No it's fine.: There is a lot of variability in ranges from lab to lab and blood draw to blood draw. I would call that normal. If we drew your blood again, chances are it would be in the range. Nothing to worry about. You see bumps in eos (short for eosinophils) in allergies, eczema and if you are certain medications. All good. ...Read more
I got a CBC blood test and my lymphocytes reading was 45.5% and was flagged high...Normal said 42%. Everything else was normal. Is this bad.
Absolute count?: These percentages mean nothing whatever apart from the total number of lymphocytes and the total number of neutrophils. If both are in the reference range or fairly close, this is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
If u had cancer in your body would a CBC blood test and sed rate blood test indicate there's something going on in your body?
My father (65 yrs old)did a CBC blood test and all results are normal except for the hemoglobin is below normal 11.5 and the RDW is above normal 16.5
I got a CBC blood test and my lymphocytes reading was 45.5% and was flagged high...and my leucocytes 3.67 was flagged low.
Is that all?: These values fluctuate wildly and if both absolute lymphocyte and absolute neutrophil counts are reasonably close to the normal range, and all else is good, I'd ignore it. ...Read more
No: That test gives no specific information concerning Ebola, but may be abnormal in a host of different illnesses. ...Read more
Could be signs of: A recent viral infection. I need more clinical information to speculate any further. ...Read more
I had a blood test done called cbc and my platlets were high 499 and it said stable, what does this mean?
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have all the results. High platelet count is often associated with iron deficiency. Please discuss the results with your doctor as the high count may predispose you to blood clots. ...Read more
Blood test a couple years ago had glucose at 68, this year's CBC glucose was 99. Both are fasting. Should there be a concern?
Male, age 23, Indian. On a Blood Test (CBC) all components are within Normal Range except for "MONOCYTES which are 01%". Anything to worry??
No: Certain bone marrow abnormalities & large number of infections have been associated with monocytosis including brucellosis, varicella-zoster, bacterial endocarditis, tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid fever, syphilis, and trypanosomiasis. An abnormal WBC & other cell count are associated with these conditions. An isolated increase monocyte count is non-specific finding without any significance ...Read more
It should not affect your test result significantly.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/complete-blood-count/details/how-you-prepare/ppc-20257182 ...Read more
If I had herps after 5 or 6 years wouldn't my CBC / differ blood test would have shown something was wrong?
I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?
No: I would check your stool for occult blood in case this is very early iron deficiency perhaps due to a bleeding ulcer or tumor ...Read more
I ate an egg on 1/2 an English muffin 2 hrs before a blood test (didn't know before). My dr knows, says it's ok, but how can it affect CBC results?
Eating what you did, does not affect CBC results.
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I had a blood test CBC 449 high platlets and stable, and have been feeling dizzy for 4 days, what does this mean?
Need more info:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, high platelet count may be due to iron deficiency. You should discuss all of your blood test results with the doctor who ordered the test.
Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have had a CBC ga blood test and all ranges are within normal limits except my neut# is 6.1, what does that mean?
Normal: Your test results are with in normal range. ...Read more
Could you please tell me what blood test are used for lupus. I'm looking at blood test example CBC =blood count. Lupus=?
Does a typical CBC blood test provide early detection information about existance or non existance of lukemia (God Forbids)?
Incorrect blood test results? 2 drs request blood. Blood taken for both at the exact same time in same lab. Cbc results very different. What to do?
Many things may have happened including the lab mixing up your results and someone elses. Have the drs question the lab and find out. Or repeat the tests.
Our civilization has many confusions that you just have to straighten out. ...Read more
What if you took a blood test and something was wrong? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p
Don't worry: Your doctor's office have a protocol in notifying their patients of results. Being young most likely yor results will be normal. Some doctors will notify you by phone of the results after the doctor reviews the results and sign off on them. Some may send you an e mail which immediate. Some may send you a letter which may take a week. If you have an abnormal test they will give you instruction ...Read more