What is CBC(Complete Blood Count) Test

cbcA complete blood count (CBC) is a pathological test measures the following blood parameters to diagnose various health problems.

In complete blood count (CBC) test following as been measured

  • The total amount of haemoglobin in the blood
  • The fraction of the blood composed of red blood cells (haematocrit)
  • The number of red blood cells (RBC count)
  • The number of white blood cells (WBC count)

Some time platelet count is also included in the CBC measurement.

The CBC test also provides information about the following

  • Average red blood cell size (MCV)
  • The amount of haemoglobin relative to the size of the cell (haemoglobin concentration) per red blood cell (MCHC)
  • Haemoglobin amount per red blood cell (MCH)

CBC is used to detect or monitor many health conditions. It can be used to diagnose following

  • Diagnose infections or allergies
  • Detect blood clotting problems or blood disorders, including anaemia
  • Evaluate red blood cell production or destruction
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