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Complete blood count is just white cells, right?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: NO

Complete blood count includes white blood cell count, hematocrit hemoglobin platelets and a few other values.

In brief: NO

Complete blood count includes white blood cell count, hematocrit hemoglobin platelets and a few other values.
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Dr. Walter Kobasa
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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CBC

A complete blood count does include wbc's or white blood cells but also contains other values including a hemoglobin, hematocrit, rbc's, platelet's, etc.

In brief: CBC

A complete blood count does include wbc's or white blood cells but also contains other values including a hemoglobin, hematocrit, rbc's, platelet's, etc.
Dr. James Mirabile
Dr. James Mirabile
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Dr. Martin Raff
It is called "CBC" because it measures the things Dr. Mirabile has mentioned, and in addition, gives parameters for the the sizes and density of cells, the different types of WBCs and whether there are any abnormalities seen within them.
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