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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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I saw a doctor on friday and had a CBC done. How long before I get results?

I saw a doctor on friday and had a CBC done. How long before I get results?

Ask doc.: CBC is a routine test and even in the slowest lab in the most remote part of the country with ancient equipment can't take more than a day to report out. It could sit for several days on your docs desk though... ...Read more

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How do i know im anemic? How bloodwork done last year and doc says cbc is normal. Should i get another test?

Rbc & Hgb low: A NORMAL CBC Last year includes a normal red blood cells(RBC) & hemoglobin(Hgb) and based on last year's data, you Were not anemic.Anemia is lower than normal red cells in blood. Signs include paper white eyelids and nailbeds.Symptoms include fatigueability etc. Common causes may be excessive long periods,nutritional, metabolic, marrow underproduction etc. If your doc suspects,Get Cbc test again. ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours (not with d) surpress your immune system? Can i get blood work (cbc w/diff) done while on allegra (fexofenadine) and have it be accurate?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours (not with d) surpress your immune system? Can i get blood work (cbc w/diff) done while on allegra (fexofenadine) and have it be accurate?

No: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an otc non-sedating antihistamine and as such down regulates the release of histamine from mast cells in the tissue or decreases the effect of histamine that is released. I do not think it would significantly suppress the immune system which is primarily lymphocyte function. You can get blood work. The only thing, you can not do is get skin testing for allergies while on this drug. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get a CBC test if you had alcohol the night before?

Can you get a CBC test if you had alcohol the night before?

Yes: A drink or two does not affect the cbc, however chronic use does depress the bone marrow and lowers blood cell counts, especially platelets. ...Read more

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My son recently had a CBC done and his mvc was low. It is 68fl. What could cause that?

My son recently had a CBC done and his mvc was low. It is 68fl. What could cause that?

MCV?: Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) measures red blood cell (rbc) size. Low MCV means the cell is smaller than expected. This happens in some inherited conditions like thalassemia minor (rarely causes any problem except small rbcs). Or it can happen when there isn't enough iron in the diet. If the other parts of the CBC are normal, it's more likely the 1st answer. Ask his doc to explain further. ...Read more

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I had done my CBC & got Result that my PCT is 0.3 & PDW is 10.7 will it affects to my body?

Check report CBC res: The more important tests are about your CBC(complete blood count). If that is normal, then rest of the things that you are concerned about are not of any concern....just the Hgb, WBC and Platelet counts are important. ...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