A 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