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A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection, and leukemia. A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen White blood cells, which fight infection Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells Hematocrit, the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood Platelets, which help with blood clotting.

1 Your doctor may order a CBC as part of a routine checkup or if you have unexplained symptoms such as bleeding or bruising. A CBC can help your doctor do the following.1 Evaluate your overall health. Many doctors will order a CBC so they can have a baseline view of your health. A CBC also helps your doctor screen for any health problems.

2 Diagnose a health problem. Your doctor may order a CBC if you have unexplained symptoms like weakness, tiredness, fever, redness, swelling, bruising, or bleeding.

3 Monitor a health problem. Your doctor may regularly order CBCs to monitor your condition if you have been diagnosed with a disorder that affects blood cell counts.

4 Monitor your treatment. Certain medical treatments can affect your blood cell counts and may require regular CBCs. Your doctor can evaluate how well your treatment is working based on your CBC.

A CBC measures the amount of three types of cells in your blood:

White blood cell count. A white blood cell count, also called a leukocyte count, measures the total number of white blood cells in a sample of blood. These cells protect the body from infection by attacking invading bacteria, viruses, and other foreign materials in the body. Some white blood cells can also attack cancer cells.

White blood cell differential. A white blood cell differential is a test that measures the number of each type of white blood cell. There are five major types of white blood cells, and each type plays a different role in protecting the body. Your doctor can learn valuable information about your health by measuring the levels of these cells.

Neutrophils

Lymphocytes

Monocytes

Eosinophils

Basophils

Red blood cell count. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. A red blood cell count, also called an erythrocyte count, measures the number of red blood cells in a sample of blood. There are several ways to measure red blood cells. Two of the most common are:
Hematocrit (Hct), the percentage of your blood that is made up of red blood cells

Hemoglobin (Hgb), the amount of the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen

Platelet count. A platelet count measures the number of platelets in a sample of blood. Platelets help to stop bleeding by forming blood clots.

The amounts of each of these types of cells have a normal range. Your health care team will note this range on your CBC lab results. A range is used instead of a specific number because a normal amount is different for each person.

Eat a diet rich in iron. Make sure that you get enough iron through nutritious, whole foods. Eating iron-rich foods can help prevent anemia. Meats and shellfish are an excellent source of iron. Red meats, such as lean beef or beef liver and shellfish, such as clams, oysters and shrimp are excellent choices. Beans and legumes, such as lentils and green peas are high in iron. Leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and collard greens contain high amounts of iron. Consider eating iron-fortified cereals for breakfast or a snack as a way to get more iron in your diet. All of the iron-rich animal products also contain Vitamin B12, which can also help prevent anemia.

Your doctor may not treat your anemia until the underlying cause has been established. The treatment for one type of anemia may be both inappropriate and dangerous for another type of anemia.

Anemia Caused by Blood Loss:
If you suddenly lose a large volume of blood, you may be treated with fluids, a blood transfusion, oxygen, and possibly iron to help your body build new red blood cells. Chronic blood loss is treated by identifying the source of bleeding, stopping the bleeding, and, if necessary, providing treatment for iron-deficiency anemia.

Anemia Caused by Decreased Red Blood Cell Production:
The type of treatment you receive depends on the cause of decreased red blood cell production.

It's really straightforward and takes only a couple of minutes. A medical caretaker or lab tech will take an example of blood by embeddings a needle into a vein in your arm. She'll send it to the lab for audit. You can leave and get ideal back to your ordinary daily practice.

What Does It Measure?

The test can enlighten your specialist a considerable measure regarding your general wellbeing. It gauges the accompanying things:
1. White platelets (WBCs). These assistance to battle diseases. In the event that you have high WBC levels, it tells your specialist you have irritation or disease some place in your body. In the event that it's low, you could be in danger for disease. The typical range is 4,500 to 10,000 cells for each microliter (cells/mcL). (A microliter is an exceptionally small sum – one-millionth of a liter).
2. RBC (red platelet tally). This is the quantity of red platelets you have. These are essential since they bring oxygen through your body. They additionally help channel carbon dioxide. In the event that your RBC check is too low, you may have weakness or another condition. (In the event that you have iron deficiency, your blood has less red platelets than typical.) The ordinary range for men is 5 million to 6 million cells/mcL; for ladies, it's 4 million to 5 million cells/mcL.
3. Hb or Hbg (hemoglobin). This is the protein in your blood that holds the oxygen. The ordinary range for men is 14 to 17 grams for every deciliter (gm/dL); for ladies it's 12 to 15 gm/dL.
4. Hct (hematocrit). What amount of your blood is red platelets? A low score on the range scale might be an indication that you have too minimal iron, the mineral that helps deliver red platelets. A high score could mean you're got dried out or have another condition. The ordinary range for men is somewhere in the range of 41% and half. For ladies, the range is somewhere in the range of 36% and 44%.
5. MCV (mean corpuscular volume). This is the normal size of your red platelets. In the event that they're greater than ordinary, your MCV score goes up. That could demonstrate low vitamin B12 or folate levels. On the off chance that your red platelets are littler, you could have a kind of pallor. An ordinary range MCV score is 80 to 95.
6. Platelets. These assume a job in coagulating. This test estimates the quantity of platelets in your blood. The typical range is 140,000 to 450,000 cells/mcL

What Do My Results Mean?

When you get your report, you'll see two segments: one called a "reference run" and another for your outcomes. In the event that your outcomes are inside the reference extend, they're ordinary. On the off chance that your outcomes are higher or lower than the reference run, they're irregular. Mellow frailty is the most widely recognized reason your outcomes may be off.
Every lab has its own exceptional gear and diverse methods for breaking down your blood. So the reference extend - what's viewed as typical levels - will rely upon the lab that handles your blood tests.
Report available: Turn arround time is 24 hours. 

Your medicinal services supplier may have requested a total blood consider some portion of your checkup or to screen your general wellbeing. Moreover, the test might be utilized to:
1. Diagnose a blood illness, disease, resistant framework and clutter, or other therapeutic conditions
2. Keep track of a current blood issue

In certain situations where a person is found with the following signs and symptoms should get CBC test done as soon as possible:

a. general fatigue.
b. weakness.
c. pale skin.
d. shortness of breath.
e. dizziness.
f. strange cravings to eat items that aren't food, such as dirt, ice, or clay.
g. a tingling or crawling feeling in the legs.
h. tongue swelling or soreness.

A CBC test usually includes:
1. White platelet (WBC, leukocyte) check: White platelets ensure the body against disease. On the off chance that a contamination creates, white platelets assault and wreck the microorganisms, infection, or other creature causing it. White platelets are greater than red platelets yet less in number. At the point when a man has a bacterial contamination, the quantity of white cells rises rapidly. The quantity of white platelets is at times used to discover a disease or to perceive how the body is managing tumor treatment.

2. White platelet composes (WBC differential): The significant kinds of white platelets are neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Youthful neutrophils, called band neutrophils, are likewise part of this test. Each kind of cell assumes an alternate job in securing the body. The quantities of every single one of these sorts of white platelets give critical data about the invulnerable framework. Too numerous or excessively few of the distinctive kinds of white platelets can help discover a disease, an unfavorably susceptible or dangerous response to prescriptions or synthetic substances, and numerous conditions, for example, leukemia.

3. Red platelet (RBC) tally: Red platelets convey oxygen from the lungs to whatever remains of the body. They likewise convey carbon dioxide back to the lungs so it very well may be breathed out. In the event that the RBC check is low (pallor), the body may not be getting the oxygen it needs. On the off chance that the tally is too high (a condition considered polycythemia), quite possibly the red platelets will bunch together and square minor veins (vessels). This additionally makes it hard for your red platelets to convey oxygen.

4. Hematocrit (HCT, stuffed cell volume, PCV): This test estimates the measure of room (volume) red platelets take up in the blood. The esteem is given as a level of red platelets in a volume of blood. For instance, a hematocrit of 38 implies that 38% of the blood's volume is made of red platelets. Hematocrit and hemoglobin esteem are the two noteworthy tests that show if paleness or polycythemia is available.

5. Hemoglobin (Hgb): The hemoglobin particle tops off the red platelets. It conveys oxygen and gives the platelet it's red shading. The hemoglobin test estimates the measurement of hemoglobin in blood and is a decent proportion of the blood's capacity to convey oxygen all through the body.

6. Red platelet records: There are three red platelet lists: mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin focus (MCHC). They are estimated by a machine, and their qualities originate from different estimations in a CBC. The MCV demonstrates the extent of the red platelets. The MCH esteem is the measure of hemoglobin in a normal red platelet. The MCHC estimates the grouping of hemoglobin in a normal red platelet. These numbers help in the analysis of various sorts of weakness. Red cell dissemination width (RDW) can likewise be estimated which appears if the cells are all the equivalent or distinctive sizes or shapes.

7. Platelet (thrombocyte) check: Platelets (thrombocytes) are the littlest kind of platelet. They are critical in blood coagulating. When draining happens, the platelets swell, cluster together, and frame a sticky attachment that helps stop the dying. On the off chance that there are excessively couple of platelets, uncontrolled draining might be an issue. On the off chance that there are an excessive number of platelets, there is a possibility of a blood coagulation framing in a vein. Additionally, platelets might be associated with solidifying of the corridors (atherosclerosis).

8. Mean platelet volume (MPV): Mean platelet volume estimates the normal sum (volume) of platelets. Mean platelet volume is utilized alongside platelet tally to analyze a few infections. In the event that the platelet check is typical, the mean platelet volume can in any case be too high or too low.
Your specialist may arrange a blood spread test to be done in the meantime as a CBC yet it isn't a piece of the customary CBC test. In this test, a drop of blood is (spread) on a slide and recolored with an extraordinary color. The slide is taken a gander at under a magnifying lens. The number, size, and state of red platelets, white platelets, and platelets are recorded. Platelets with various shapes or sizes can help analyze many blood sicknesses, for example, leukemia, jungle fever, or sickle cell illness.