Complete Blood Count

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A complete Blood Count with differential is often ordered to determine a patients general health status. The CBC blood test checks for disorders such as anemia, disease or other infections. The CBC actually is a panel of different blood tests. The panel includes the following:

  • White blood cell (WBC) count
  • White blood cell differential
  • Red blood cell (RBC) count
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • Platelet count
  • Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
  • Red cell distribution width (RDW)
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