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Have script for full CBC to be done, but, I have a mild head cold; taking antibiotic, should I wait? Would my results be off if i'm not feeling 100%?
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
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In brief: Depends
It depends on why you are having the CBC performed.
If it is to evaluate the white blood cell counts(wbc's) then you should wait. If it is for other aspects such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, or platelets, then you can go ahead. If it isn't urgent, then you can probably just wait until everything is cleared so you can get more of a baseline result.

In brief: Depends
It depends on why you are having the CBC performed.
If it is to evaluate the white blood cell counts(wbc's) then you should wait. If it is for other aspects such as hemoglobin, hematocrit, or platelets, then you can go ahead. If it isn't urgent, then you can probably just wait until everything is cleared so you can get more of a baseline result.
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