What is a Complete Blood Count?
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to examine your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection, and leukemia. Complete blood count test (CBC) measures several components of your blood, including
Red blood cells, which carry oxygen
White blood cells, which fight infection
Haemoglobin, the oxygen that carries proteins in the red blood cells
Hematocrit (PCV), the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood
Platelets, which help with blood clotting
The abnormal cells increases or decrease in cell counts as revealed in a complete blood count may indicate that you have any medical conditions that call for further evaluation.
When is a Complete Blood Count test recommended?
The doctor may recommend you to perform this test to diagnose or to check for diseases and conditions such as anemia, infections, cancer, or any bleeding disorders.
These are the common signs and symptoms which may be associated with anemia or polycythemia. You may be advised to undergo the test, if you are pregnant, have a family history of anemia, are suffering from an infection, have blood loss after surgery, are suffering from heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, etc.
This test is also performed to monitor the treatment responses in individuals receiving treatment for disease or conditions that affect red blood cells.
What does it measure?
Blood is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma (yellowish-colored liquid). The blood includes red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called as WBCs or leukocytes), and platelets (also called thrombocytes).
Red blood cells (RBCs) are the most abundant cells. The RBCs contain hemoglobin which helps in the transportation of oxygen to the tissues. RBCs count is the measuring of the number of RBCs in a given volume of blood.
Hematocrit (Hct) is also called packed cell volume (PCV) is the measurement of the blood volume occupied by RBCs. It is expressed in percentage.
White blood cells (WBCs) are key components of the immune system of the body and thus protect the body from various infections and cancers.
Total Leucocyte count (TLC) is the measurement of the total number of leukocytes cells (WBCs) in a given blood volume.
There are five types of WBCs: Neutrophils, Basophils, Eosinophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes.
Differential Leucocyte Count (DLC) determines the percentage of various types of WBCs.Neutrophils, Basophils, and Eosinophils are called granulocytes, because of the presence of granules inside these cells.
The absolute count of different types of WBC is measured the absolute numbers in the given blood volume.
Platelet count - Platelets (also called thrombocytes) are disc-shaped cell fragments without a nucleus that helps in blood clotting. Platelet counts are the number of platelets in a given in blood volume.
Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) is a measurement of the average normal size of platelets.
Platelet distribution width (PDW) refers to the variation of platelet size distributions.
Haemoglobin (Hb) - Haemoglobin (Hb) is a protein found in red blood cells called (RBC) that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues, exchanges the oxygen for carbon dioxide, and then carries back the carbon dioxide back to the lungs where it is exchanged for oxygen.
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is the average volume of a red blood cell.
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH) is the average amount of haemoglobin in the average red blood cell.
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) is the average concentration of haemoglobin in a given volume of red blood cells.
Red Cell Distribution Width Coefficient of variation (RDW CV) is a measurement of the variability of the red blood distribution curves and their mean size.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Complete Blood Count test in Noida?
The cost of the Complete Blood Count Test in Noida is Rs. 300.
How often should I get tested for Complete Blood Count (CBC) test?
A Complete blood count is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Complete Blood Count test?
Fasting is not required, it can be taken anytime.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test. Depends on the Doctor's suggestion.
How can I book a Complete Blood Count test in Noida?
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