*Hemoglobin *PCV *TLC *RBC Count *MCV *MCH *MCHC *Platelet Count *Automated DLC *Absolute Differential Counts *RDW Does not include ESR & Peripheral Smear
A complete blood count test (CBC) is a group of blood tests done to evaluate and measure the cells that circulate in the blood. The test measures three main types of blood cells Red blood cells, White blood cells & Platelets.
A doctor may advise a CBC test to analyze overall health or to detect various disorders like Anemia, infections, allergies, inflammatory diseases & many more.
RBC count: Measures the actual number of red blood cells in blood.
Fight against infection in the body & an essential part of body’s defense mechanism. CBC test measures the total number of white cells in the blood. The CBC with differential identifies and counts the number of the five types of white blood cells present.
These values can help in diagnosing bacterial, parasitic, viral, allergic infections, or cancer.
Tiny cell fragments circulating in the blood and are vital for normal blood clotting
Hemoglobin: Protein pigment present in the blood which carries oxygen. A low Hb is indicative of anemia.
Hematocrit: Describes physical characteristics of RBCs in the blood.
Other components of a CBT test include the following, all of which indicate varying health conditions.
Blood sample is collected by a trained laboratory professional or pathologist. No fasting required.
|Blood component||Reference range|
|White blood cells||4500-11,000/mm3|
|Red blood cells||Male: 4.3-5.9 million/mm3
Female: 3.5-5.5 million/mm3
|Hemoglobin||Male: 13.5-17.5 g/dL
Female: 12.0-16.0 g/dL
|Mean corpuscular volume||80-100 µm3|
|Mean corpuscular hemoglobin||25.4-34.6 pg/cell|
|Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration||31%-36% Hb/cell|
The values are only for theoretical reference. The content of this post is to provide general information related to topics relevant to blood diagnostics and can vary depending on altitude.