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COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC with E.S.R).

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC with E.S.R).COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC with E.S.R).

COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC with E.S.R).

Method of Collection:

1 EDTA VACUTAINER


Days for reporting:

6 Hrs


Reference:

 


Why is the Test Done?

> White blood cell (WBC, leukocyte) count. White blood cells protect the body against infection. If an infection develops, white blood cells attack and destroy the bacteria, virus, or other organism causing it. > WBC differential. The major types of white blood cells are neutrophils , lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Immature neutrophils, called band neutrophils, are also part of this test. Each type of cell plays a different role in protecting the body. The numbers of each one of these types of white blood cells can give important information about the immune system. > RBC count. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. They also carry carbon dioxide back to the lungs so it can be exhaled. If the RBC count is low (anemia), the body may not be getting the oxygen it needs. If the count is too high (a condition called polycythemia), there is a chance that the red blood cells will clump together and block tiny blood vessels (capillaries). > HCT, packed cell volume, PCV. This test measures the amount of space (volume) red blood cells take up in the blood. The value is given as a percentage of red blood cells in a volume of blood. > Hemoglobin (Hgb). The hemoglobin molecule fills up the red blood cells. It carries oxygen and gives the blood cell its red color. The hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in blood and is a good measure of the blood's ability to carry oxygen throughout the body. > Red blood cell indices. There are three red blood cell indices: mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC). They are measured by a machine, and their values come from other measurements in a CBC. The MCV shows the size of the red blood cells. The MCH value is the amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell. > MCHC measures the concentration of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell. Red cell distribution width (RDW) can also be measured which shows if the cells are all the same or different sizes or shapes. > Platelet (thrombocyte) count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are the smallest type of blood cell. They are important in blood clotting.

 


How to prepare for the Test:


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