Complete Blood Test – An Overview

Complete Blood Test – An Overview

What is CBC test?

A complete blood count (CBC) is a pathology test that tells the number of cells present in the body that make up your blood. These cells include red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets.

Blood count or analysis is essential to evaluate your overall health. CBC is also a part of a routine check-up. However, your doctor may also advise you of a complete blood count test to determine:

  • Anemia
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Leukemia
  • Fever
  • Unending Fatigue
  • Other weaknesses and body issues

A CBC test may be ordered when you are ill or have these signs and symptoms:

  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Illnesses due to inflammation in the body
  • Infections
  • Long-term fever and cold
  • On a regular basis, when you’re on chemotherapy

There are no rules to follow before giving your blood sample for a CBC test. You can eat and drink normally. However, if your blood sample will be used for other tests besides CBC, you will be informed about all specific instructions.

CBC test is performed by:

  • Collecting your blood sample through the veins via a needle.
  • It is usually taken at a hospital, laboratory, or clinic.
  • Home collection services are also available. A trained health professional will visit your home to collect your blood sample safely.

There is usually no side effect or risks involved in a CBC test. However, you should keep the following things in mind:

  • As the blood will be drawn from the vein in the arm through an injection, you can expect a tinge of pain and bruise for a short period.
  • Covering the patch with a cotton bud or a band aid will prevent any chance of infection.
  • If you’re fasting, it is best to eat or drink after giving the blood sample.
  • Avoid lifting any heavy items for a few hours, while you can take up all the normal tasks as soon as the bleeding stops.

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Understanding CBC Test Results

The test results can tell your doctor a lot about your overall health. The report usually shows two columns: a reference range of blood cells and your results. If your result falls in the reference range, consider them normal. However, if your results are low or high then the reference range, it is abnormal and your doctor will help you evaluate the concern further.

Below is a table of blood cells with a normal reference range:

Blood Cells Normal Reference Range
White Blood Cells 4500 – 11000 per mcL
Red Blood Cells 4.9 million – 5.9 million (For Men); 4.1 million – 5.1 million (For Women)
Hemoglobin 14 – 17.5 gm/dL (For Men); 12.3 – 15.3 gm/dL (For Women)
Platelets 150,000 – 450,000 per mcL
Mean corpuscular volume 80 – 96

Instructions to Book an Appointment

The details about this test mentioned on our website are for reference purpose only. It is recommended to contact a doctor for interpreting and understanding the test reports. Booking a CBC test has never been this easy! All you need to do is, visit our website and book your appointment online. Just enter your mobile number or mail, generate an OTP, add your details and schedule your appointment. No documents are needed at the time of booking; a few basic details are all we want. Also, we offer contactless doorstep collection services as well.

You can also book the appointment for your test by dialing our customer care number i.e. +91-124-4967000.

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