The Complete Blood Count- CBC Test
A CBC Blood Test actually counts the various components of cells in your blood. It is a very effective tool used in the diagnosis of many underlying sicknesses as well as the most effective confirmatory test in the diagnosis of an afflicting disease. It is a test that is thus always included in all full body checkup tests of health checkup packages.
The blood components mainly the white blood corpuscles WBC, red blood corpuscles RBC, and platelets are differentiated. Normally this test is used for checking the cause of symptoms related to fatigue, fever, weakness due to infections or underlying sickness, anaemia, leukaemia, ensuring you are healthy and checking to see the progress of medications and chemotherapy drugs on the body. All these includes one health checkup packages
- White Blood Cells WBC count normal range is indicated in cells per microliter. When this is high it means there is an infection or inflammation in the body that these little-fighters are staving off in large numbers.
- Red Blood Cells RBC normal range for men and for women are different and are indicated in the reports. These cells carry the oxygen to all parts of your body and carry out the carbon-dioxide from the cells. When their count is low you do not receive sufficient oxygen and feel tired. Also, you are said to be suffering from anaemia when RBC count is low.
- Haemoglobin- Hb is the protein in blood that transports the oxygen. Indicated in grams per deciliter the levels vary for men and women. Lower levels indicate anaemia which when untreated can turn fatal.
- Hematocrit- Hct indicates how much of your blood is composed by the RBC. The normal range for men and women are different and vary for men and women. A low score means that you have too little iron, the mineral that helps produce red blood cells. A high score could mean you’re dehydrated.
- Mean Corpuscular Volume- MCV indicates the average size of the RBC. A normal MCV score is a figure between 80 to 95. When this is high it means the cells are larger and indicates low folate or Vitamin B12 levels in the blood. When low, the cells are smaller and indicates a kind of anaemia.
- Platelets play a major role in clotting and larger the numbers quicker the clot forms. The normal range is indicated in the reports.
- Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin- MCH is a measure of the protein in your blood and is responsible to carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the lungs.
- Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration-MCHC is a measure of how much and how concentrated the haemoglobin is in your red blood cells.
- Mean Platelet Volume-MPV is the size of platelets in your blood and their concentration.
- Red Cell Distribution Width RDW is a measure of the size of the RBC.
- Reticulocyte Count helps find the cause for the anaemia.
- Platelet Distribution Width-PDW lets you know the platelets size variation.
- White Blood Cell Differential. Measures the five types of WBC namely the Monocytes, Eosinophils, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, and Basophils.
Speak to an online doctor for a detailed analysis of the report.
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