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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 got my CBC done.I have low hb, low total count, lowpvc, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, high rdw.What does it mean? Other parameters wbcand platelets normal.

I got my CBC done.I have low hb, low total count, lowpvc, low mcv, low mch, low mchc, high rdw.What does it mean? Other parameters wbcand platelets normal.

Microcytic anemia: You need to have the cause determined. Even if it's common iron deficiency, you need to figure out why along with your physician. Don't accept anything short of a full explanation. Anemia is always serious. Best wishes for better health. ...Read more

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What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP ,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP ,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?

Iron deficiency: 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 provided suggests iron deficiency. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Can you please explane for me what does my cbc resault mean : lym 1.3 / lym 12.5% /gra 8.5 /gran# 82% /rdw 15.4% / rdwa 75.9 fl mvp7.5fl?

Yes I can: A CBC is done when there is any issues about your health, particularly if there is concern for possible infection. So first thing we need to know is : why was it checked? Also a CBC means Complete blood count...this includes Hemoglobin(Hb), White blood cell (WBC)count and differential count and platelet count. If you can tell us all this info and also tell us your age, then we can help you further ...Read more

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Had another cbc. My RBC were 5.8. Up from 5.7 , hemoglobin 17.3. Up from 16.9. & hemotacrit 51.0 same as last time. Rdw 11.1. (low) is itpolycythemia?

Yes,i is polycythemi: Are you a smoker, are you living in a hilly area because these things can cause secondary polycythemia by less oxygen in the blood stimulating the bone marrow. But in addition to red cell count if white count and platelet count, the other 2 cellular types in the whole blood in addition to whole blood then it needs to be evaluated by a hematologist as it could be a condition called polycytemia vera. ...Read more

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I recently had a CBC test done and they found mcv-low, mch-low, rdw-high, and they found presence of nrbc's but i don't know how many. Reason for going in: headaches. What could it be?

I recently had a CBC test done and they found mcv-low, mch-low, rdw-high, and they found presence of nrbc's but i don't know how many. Reason for going in: headaches. What could it be?

NRBC: And the "indices" suggest a need for a heme consult. You didn't mention wbc, platelets or hematocrit/hemoglobin. Nrbc's are immature red cells, but it infers the bone marrow may be crowded out. Headaches doesn't help. The scenario can be serious. Leukemia and metastasis on the list, but you need moer information and I do too. ...Read more

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Cbc done - hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb. ? Diagnosis

Cbc done - hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW  high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb. ? Diagnosis

Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indicate that you may be iron deficient, however that requires a thorough assessment for blood loss from the gi, gu and respiratory tract. If you donate blood, you can exacerbate the iron deficiency. ...Read more

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My CBC shows low hemglobin of 10.5, mch, MCV and mchc low and RDW high iron and tibc shows iron serum low 14 and iron saturation 5 alert and ferritin se?

Iron def anemia: You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency anemia. Bleeding/blood loss- , malabsorption of iron in the stomach, or poor nutrition status/not enough intake of iron from the food could be the cause. Go to see your pmd and have more eval. If needed, referral to a hematologist can be done by pmd. ...Read more

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My CBC results are WBC of 3.5 (low), rbc: normal, hemoglobin 12.3, MCH of 25.2 (low), mchc of 31.5, RDW of 18.4 (high), neutrophils 21, lymphs 74, ?

My CBC results are WBC of 3.5 (low), rbc: normal,  hemoglobin 12.3, MCH of 25.2 (low), mchc of 31.5, RDW of 18.4 (high), neutrophils 21, lymphs 74, ?

Need a work-up.: You might have one or more issues here. You have a low WBC count with about 75% lymphocytes, which can mean a leukemia or lymphoma. In addition you've a high RDW and low mch, with a normal rbc count which can mean that cells are being pushed out of your bone marrow by whatever is affecting your wbcs. You should see your doctor for more tests, a look at your blood smear, and a full work-up. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my 3 year old CBC says pcv 40.4,mcv 69.4,mch 22.7,rdw 16.2, platelet count 680. He has hydronephronesis but is there another pb?

What does it mean when my 3 year old CBC says pcv 40.4,mcv 69.4,mch 22.7,rdw 16.2, platelet count 680. He has hydronephronesis but is there another pb?

Anemia,thrombocytosi: Hydronephrosis can lead to iron deficiency anemia which in turn can cause increase in platelets, thrombocytosis. This CBC shows signs that are not uncommon with your child's kidney problem. Best to discuss this with your urologist. ...Read more

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Hematocrit 34.3, mcv 76, mhc 24.0, mchc,31.5, hemogoobin 10.8, rdw 15.7, rbc4.50, wbc 7.6.what other kind of testing will be needed could low counts be do to having cbcs done two days before my period?

Hematocrit 34.3, mcv 76, mhc 24.0, mchc,31.5, hemogoobin 10.8, rdw 15.7, rbc4.50, wbc 7.6.what other kind of testing will be needed could low counts be do to having cbcs done two days before my period?

Iron work: For starters, you need a serum ferritin, serum iron, and serum iron binding capacity. Somebody also needs to look at your peripheral smear and determine whether there may be thal / hemoglobinopathy. That it's before your period isn't a factor. Stay pro-active. ...Read more

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Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Triglycerides 453 hi. Glucose 132H.Bun 26H. Hemoglobin 11.7 low. Hematocrit 37.5 L. Mchc 31.2 L. RDW 15.5 H. MICROALB CREAT 240 H. VitD 22 L. Father60 and Diabetic . Rest of Cbc and othere normal. What could this be?

Need good care: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can keep your diabetes under control and find the cause of your anemia, which i suspect is due to iron deficiency from blood being lose somewhere. We can't solve it here. If you have a specific question, let us know. ...Read more

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Cbc back & hemo 10.7 rbc 5.51mcv 68 mch 19.4 mchc 28.5 rdw is 17.5 platelets is 558 vitamin d is 11.6 tsh 0.017 dr not concern everything high or low

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CBC: You have low MCV (average red cell size, 80-100), low MCH (average red cell hemoglobin, 27-32), and high RDW (red cell distribution width, 11-15). So see your doctor to check your iron level. Thalassemia can also cause low MCV, but it generally has normal RDW. Good luck! ...Read more

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My brother and i both have the thalassemia trait but we are both very healthy. We both had CBC and cmp tests. We have high RBC and rdw, low mch, low mchv, and low wbc. Is the low wbc/neutrophil a problem?

African American?: African americans often have absolute neutrophil counts that are slightly lower than caucasians. There are many reasons for slight variations in the normal wbc, including alterations in the marginated (attached) vs demarginated (circulating) pools. Being otherwise well, i wouldn't worry about this. As physicians, we are trained to treat patients, not numbers. Cheers. ...Read more

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I have nausea, lightedness and body weakness. CBC came back with Normal WBC High platelets High RBC Low MCV Low MCH High RDW?

I have nausea, lightedness and body weakness. 
CBC came back with
Normal WBC
High platelets
High RBC
Low MCV
Low MCH
High RDW?

Discuss it: You didn't give the values, but if they're not way out-of-range, I'd check you for thalassemia minor. If you have it, it's worth knowing as marrying another person with it can be a disaster for your children. I can't explain the high platelets, though the common cause is coexisting iron deficiency which can complicate this stuff. Pure iron deficiency might show low RBC instead. ...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