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What can you determine from a complete blood count?
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Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology
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In brief: Blood count
Complete blood count is a very powerful information on many counts.
It tells if you have anemia-if so what kind.For example iron deficiency or folate/b12 deficiency.It tells if you have infection then the white cell count goes up.It informs us of platelet deficiency or excess(as seen in certain cancers)-both very dangerous.It also gives a clue to leukemia and some kinds of thallasemias.

In brief: Blood count
Complete blood count is a very powerful information on many counts.
It tells if you have anemia-if so what kind.For example iron deficiency or folate/b12 deficiency.It tells if you have infection then the white cell count goes up.It informs us of platelet deficiency or excess(as seen in certain cancers)-both very dangerous.It also gives a clue to leukemia and some kinds of thallasemias.
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