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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 have to get a cbc and full metabolic test done. Will it sbow illegal drug use?

I have to get a cbc and full metabolic test done. Will it sbow illegal drug use?

No: The tests you mentioned do not look for drugs, legal or illegal.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...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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I have been having pain in my left side...towards the bottom. Not extremely painful where I can't handle it. So I decided to go get blood work done. My Neauts were high on my CBC??

Need more info: You need to give us the actual value of your neutrophils and the whole CBC including WBC count. It could be due to an infection in the urinary tract. Get your urine checked for infection and see your PCP. ...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

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CBC done 3 times. 2014-2015 and a recent one. First one MPV 11.5 and last one 12.6 what can it be and what other tests needs to be done?

See below: 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, what you described is not a cause for concern at all. You do not need to do anything. ...Read more

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Just had a CBC done and my platelet count was 361, should I be concerned?

Just had a CBC done and my platelet count was 361, should I be concerned?

Likely not: Typically, a normal platelet count in a healthy individual is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Oftentimes, bloodwork results will list the actual number in the hundreds (i.e. 361 like your case), implying a result of 361, 000. However, to confirm, I would review the results with the ordering physician. ...Read more

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I have cll. When I get CBC results i not sure what the acronyms mean or what they should be. Dr. Mot very communicative. Any suggestions web wise?

Just ask.: CBC means a complete blood count. I am not sure what cll means. If you go back to your doctor, just come right out to ask him what the acronyms are. When you don't ask, he may assume you know what he is saying. ...Read more

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Been taking iron for almost 2 years. My last results were iron sat. 30, TIBC 365, iron 109, ferritin 35. Is this ok? No CBC was done. Morning draw.

Keep taking iron: 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, your iron levels are nearly okay, however, you need to find out what your hemoglobin level is. In the mean time keep taking iron. ...Read more

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Hi. Pls I had a cbc done today. Hb_11.1g/dl, wbc_ 11600, lymph_9% and neutrophils_ 88.9%. I have fever in the range of. 37.3 and 37.9 degree celsius,?

Hi. Pls I had a cbc done today. Hb_11.1g/dl, wbc_ 11600, lymph_9% and neutrophils_ 88.9%. I have fever in the range of. 37.3 and 37.9 degree celsius,?

How do you FEEL?: I bet you got a little of an infection someplace. What does your physician think? If you feel okay, maybe a follow-up in a few weeks would be appropriate, or if you still feel fine, ignore it if your physician's not concerned ...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