A complete blood count is often performed as part of a routine health examination, to assess general health, or to diagnose or monitor specific conditions, such as anemia, infections, blood clotting disorders, and certain forms of cancer.
Red blood cells (RBC):
Number of red blood cells in a given volume of blood. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs transports to the rest of the body. This determination is not determined as standard.
The amount of hemoglobin in the blood, which is an indication of the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Low hemoglobin levels can indicate anemia.
The percentage of the blood that is made up of red blood cells. indicates how much space the red blood cells take up in the total blood volume. The hematocrit is always reported!
White blood cells (WBC):
Number of white blood cells in a given volume of blood. White blood cells are involved in the immune system and protect the body against infections.
Differential White Blood Cell Count (WBC Diff) (NOT performed in this study):
Indicates the percentage of different types of white blood cells, such as neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. This can help identify certain infections or inflammatory conditions.
Number of platelets in a given volume of blood. Platelets are essential for blood clotting and stopping bleeding.