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The complete blood count (CBC) is the most common blood test. It analyzes the three major types of cells in blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The CBC counts these cells, measures hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells), estimates the red cells' volume, and sorts the white blood cells into five subtypes if a CBC with differential is ordered.

This screening test is used to find out about anemia(s), infection(s), inflammation, polycythemia, hemolytic disease and the severity of any blood loss.
 

 
 

Test CBC (Complete Blood Count) can help with the following:
 
 
Autoimmune  Ulcerative Colitis
  Crohn's Disease

Circulation

  Anemia (Iron deficiency)
 A complete blood count will give you a good idea if iron deficiency anemia is present. This test is routinely ordered by doctors along with a blood chemistry profile as screening tests.

  Anemia, Megaloblastic
 Often, the MCV (mean corpuscular volume) reported in a CBC will be elevated when a B12 or folic acid deficiency is present. As this is a common chosen screening test, it could be used as an indirect measure of a possible B12 or folic acid deficiency when the MCV is elevated.

Uro-Genital

  Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)
 
 


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