Complete blood count (CBC): What is it?
Complete blood count (CBC): What does it measure?
What does a complete blood count measure?
A complete blood count (CBC) is a common blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. The complete blood count test measures several components of your blood, including:
A complete blood count may be done as part of a routine medical examination. Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts may indicate an underlying medical condition that warrants further evaluation.
Last Updated: 03/20/2008
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