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blood count,

method for determining the number of red (erythrocytes) and white (leukocytes) blood cells in a certain volume of blood. This test can be used as a preliminary step in diagnosing some diseases. Leukemia, for instance, causes an increase in the white blood cell count, while a decrease in the number of red blood cells is associated with anemia. A determination of the percentage of various types of white blood cells (neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and monocytes) is called a differential blood count. A complete blood count (CBC) is an extended series of tests to determine such additional factors as the hemoglobin concentration of red blood cells and the amount of platelets in the blood.

blood count

[′bləd ‚kau̇nt]
(pathology)
Determination of the number of white and red blood cells in a definite volume of blood.

blood count

the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of blood
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COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) Results Flag Reference Range WBC (white blood cells) 5.9 5 - 10 RBC (red blood cells) 3.7 Low 4.2 - 6.1 HGB (hemoglobin) 11.3 Low 12 - 18 HCT (hematocrit) 31 Low 37 - 52 Platelet Count 227 150 - 450 BASIC METABOLIC PANEL (CHEM-7) Results Flag Reference Range Glucose 96 64 - 128 BUN 11.2 7 - 20 Creatinine, serum 1.1 0.8 - 1.4 Sodium, serum 139 136 - 144 Potassium, serum 4.3 3.7 - 5.2 Chloride, serum 105 101 - 111 Carbon dioxide 23.6 20 - 29 LIPID PANEL Results Flag Reference Range Cholesterol, total 212 High 125 - 200 HDL cholesterol 55 >40 LDL cholesterol 122 <130 Triglycerides 98 <150 Above: Examples of key information that appears on commonly ordered blood tests; reference ranges may vary slightly among laboratories
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