Complete Blood Count or Haemogram
A Complete Blood Count (cbc) or a Heamogram is the one of the most commonly ordered test. A complete blood count gives info in to components of blood i.e. White Blood Cells, Red Blood Cells and Platelet Count. The CBC also gives you information on Haemoglobin, the oxygen carrying component of your blood.
Why is Cbc Test is Performed?
A complete blood count (CBC) is a commonly performed pathology lab test. It can be used to detect or monitor many different health conditions. It is a part of a routine check-up, if you are having symptoms, such as fatigue, weight loss, fever or other signs of an infection, weakness, bruising, bleeding, or any signs of cancer
When you are receiving treatments (medicines or radiation) that may change your blood count results
This test helps to monitor a chronic health problem that may change your blood count results, such as chronic kidney disease.
Advantage of Complete Blood Count test: It can record any abnormality in the above components and give information of any underlying medial cause, especially in the case of Anaemia, Leukaemia and infection.
CBC is also ordered when you are suffering from fever or an infection. The test results can give multiple insights in to your infection.
|Related Tests||Blood Smear; Hemoglobin; Hematocrit; Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count; White Blood Cell (WBC) Count; White Blood Cell Differential Count; Platelet Count , Reticulocyte Count|