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complete blood count

[kəm′plēt ′bləd ‚kau̇nt]
(pathology)
Differential and absolute determinations of the numbers of each type of blood cell in a sample and, by extrapolation, in the general circulation.
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The patient presented in the Emergency Department four hours later and similar full blood count results were obtained, where eosinophils accounted for 46% of the total white cell count.
The full blood count revealed a significant microcytic hypochromic anaemia (haemoglobin 5.8 g/dl, mean corpuscular volume 68 fl and mean corpuscular haemoglobin 20.4 pg).
Giving her verdict, Ms Hassell said: "She would have been given a full blood count, which would probably have shown a significantly abnormal result.
Four blood tests are included in the NICE guidelines: full blood count, renal test (including electrolytes, urea and creatinine), coagulation screen (including prothrombin, activated partial thromboplastin time and international normalised ratio) and random blood glucose.
He said he ordered a full blood count as he was investigating the possibility of a haemathorax, adding: "She was stable at the time.
A full blood count (white cell count 6.31 x 109/L, haemoglobin 11.6 g/dL, platelets 264 x [10.sup.9]/L) was normal.
A full blood count and an electrolyte profile must be taken in suspected cases of ureteric injury.
A full blood count revealed a normocytic, hypochromic anaemia with a mild thrombocytopenia and leuko-erythroblastic reaction (left shift and presence of nucleated red cells).
The "healthy" population" (N=148) were selected from patients in the Emergency Department, with no clinical disease history and a normal full blood count and biochemical profile.
Full blood count, Blood biochemistry and arterial blood gas rates were in normal ranges.
2) often reveals multiple abnormalities on the full blood count. Bleeding is usually from the nose or persistent oozing from the gums but also includes skin bleeds.