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Can CBC test show that i had sex?

Can CBC test show that i had sex?

No: Not really. It can show signs of inflammation or infection and anemia. Unless you get some infection from your partner, it should not show that you had sex. ...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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Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Yes, most times: A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On rare occasions leukemia may be still limited in the bone marrow, so we make a diagnosis by taking a bone marrow sample. ...Read more

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Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

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

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Can a CBC blood test show mental disorders?

Alcoholism: The CBC can give a strong hint of alcoholism, but sometimes that turns out to be a vitamin b 12 or Folic Acid deficiency. ...Read more

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How common is EBV in teens ? Will it show up on a CBC or a herpes test?

How common is EBV in teens ? Will it show up on a CBC or a herpes test?

EBV: This is very very common in teenagers. There are several different serological tests that can be used to diagnose this, but it will not show as a specific diagnosis on a CBC or a test for Herpes simplex. EBV is, however, a herpes virus (and there are many others, like CMV, etc.) ...Read more

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What is the difference between a CBC lab test with blood and a blood culture, and which one shows more?

What is the difference between a CBC lab test with blood and a blood culture, and which one shows more?

See below.: A complete blood count shows the types of white blood cells present,which can tell whether an infection is bacterial or viral; it also includes a measure of your hemoglobin and hematocrit, which is an indirect measure of anemia, and platelet count. A blood culture is when the blood is actually put in a special culture plate and grown in an incubator. This will tell what specific bacteria is there. ...Read more

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My 3- year old child had a CBC test and the result shows that he has a high white blood count of 26, 700. I would like to know what does this mean?

My 3- year old child had a CBC test and the result shows that he has a high white blood count of 26, 700.  I would like to know what does this mean?

This is a fairly: High wbc. If the cells are mostly neutrophils this probably represents a healthy response to a bacterial infection. More information is needed to know for sure. Are the hemoglobin and platelets normal? ...Read more

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How can a CBC blood test show signs of cancer?

How can a CBC blood test show signs of cancer?

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

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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