Complete Blood Count

A aemogram test, also known as Whole Blood Test, measures the number of Red Blood Cells, White blood Cells and platelets in the blood. The aim of this test is to bring a full screening content of the cell portion of the blood, the Sedimentation rate which gives information about the unexpected density increase of the blood because of a high component in the blood (proteins,lipids ,metabolites etc). It is to overview the person’s general health status. It is done to monitor overall health part of a routine check up, to help detect variety of disorders including anemias, infections, rheumatoids, cancer etc) ,to monitor an existing blood disorder, to monitor a treatment affecting blood (cancer treatments), in case of signs and symptoms associated with arthritis, systemic vasculitis, polymyalgia. White blood cells have different functions in immune system. This test is also a differentiation method of the pathology of the White blood cell which is affected by the disorder. These are neutrophils, basophils, eozinophylls, lymphocytes and monocytes. The test also gives hemoglobin in the blood which is the oxygen binding molecule in erythrocytes. Test also gives the count of platelets (thrombocytes) which are the blood clotting cells of the body. A haemogram also gives the mean volumes of the cells to give idea about the production rate and average dissociation patterns of the cells in the blood. Complete blood count (CBC) includes the following tests: Packed Cell Volume Hemoglobin Platelet Count Differential Leucocyte Count (DLC) Differential Eosinophil Count Differential Neutrophil Count Differential Monocyte Count Differential Granulocyte Count Differential Lymphocyte Count Differential Basophil Count Absolute Monocyte Counts Red Blood Cell Count RDW SD (Red blood cell distribution width) Total Leucocyte Count Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH) Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) Mean Platelet Volume Absolute Leucocyte Count Absolute Eosinophil Count Absolute Lymphocyte Count Absolute Basophil Count Absolute Granulocyte Count Absolute Monocyte Count Absolute Neutrophil Count
Interpretation:All this information together. allows the clinician to focus on the problem to reach the diagnose of a possible undefined pathologic condution. The interpretation should be done by the clinician who asks to perform the test.
Sample: Arm vein plasma(EDTA). Fasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 2 hours