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What does low blood count mean?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Low cells
A "low blood count" usually means a low value or # of cells in the CBC (complete blood count).
There are many numbers in a cbc, but the main ones are HGB (measure of red blood cells = rbc), WBC (=white bc), and platelets. The other numbers and "differential" help further clarify the cyto(=cell)penia(=low). Additional labs or a bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to evaluate.

In brief: Low cells
A "low blood count" usually means a low value or # of cells in the CBC (complete blood count).
There are many numbers in a cbc, but the main ones are HGB (measure of red blood cells = rbc), WBC (=white bc), and platelets. The other numbers and "differential" help further clarify the cyto(=cell)penia(=low). Additional labs or a bone marrow biopsy may be necessary to evaluate.
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