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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 was diagnosed with CMV in january. When diagnosed my CBC levels were normal. Now my mpv is 8.9 which they are stating as low. What does this mean?

I was diagnosed with CMV in january. When diagnosed my CBC levels were normal. Now my mpv is 8.9 which they are stating as low. What does this mean?

Slightly smaller : Platelets: what is your platelet count? If the count is above 150, 000, the slightly smaller size of platelets will not be of much concern. ...Read more

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What would you see on a CBC test that might indicate a pt has AML? How high or low would the patients levels on CBC be?

What would you see on a CBC test that might indicate a pt has AML? How high or low would the patients levels on CBC be?

Abnormal cells: The diagnosis of AML would depend on the presence of immature cells in the blood. It is not how high or low but how abnormal the cells are. Visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acute-myelogenous-leukemia/basics/definition/con-20043431 ...Read more

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CBC was ok. Day later drew a "full iron panel" (what's that & why check?) & said my iron levels were very low & put me on ferrous sulfate 325 mg.

Iron deficiency: Most of the time iron deficiency is detected when the CBC is abnormal. However, some cases may still show numbers in the normal range, but tending towards a pattern consistent with iron deficiency. If the iron, iron binding and serum ferritin (panel) all point to deficiency then treatment is good. But should also ask why iron is low. ...Read more

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Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Had a CBC done, and my absolute eosinophils level was 0 and status abnormal. What could cause the low level and and is it bad? All other WBC normal.

Stop worrying: Missing all the eosinophils means nothing. There are probably some but either the machine or the technician doing a by-hand count didn't spot any. This happens all the time. ...Read more

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Iron panel was normal other than my ferritin. It was only 20, which is low. My iron level was normal with CMP & CBC. WHAT causes just a low ferritin?

Can be okay : 24 nano grams is often given as the bottom of the reference range, so 20 is not a serious sign of illness. The ranges are set so that some healthy folks fall outside. Vegetarians and blood donors often run low. Keep an eye on it ...Read more

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18mo shows rt lobe infiltration no symp. Put on amox, CBC norm low kappa/lamda levels with norm ratio, day 12 of fever any ideas y fever won't break?

18mo shows rt lobe infiltration no symp. Put on amox, CBC norm low kappa/lamda levels with  norm ratio, day 12 of fever any ideas y fever won't break?

Need more informatio: Sounds like you are having community acquired pneumonia. The drug of choice to treat this infection is offcourse not amoxycillin. The right antibiotics should be started after collecting a good sputum sample. Please discuss with your doctor about the correct diagnosis and treatment options. Get well soon ! ...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