complete blood count

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complete blood count

n. Abbr. CBC
The determination of the quantity of each type of blood cell in a given sample of blood, often including the amount of hemoglobin, the hematocrit, and the proportions of various white cells.

complete′ blood′ count`

a diagnostic test that determines the exact numbers of each type of blood cell in a fixed quantity of blood.
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Noun1.complete blood count - counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
blood count - the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample
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Order a complete blood count (CBC) at the absolute minimum, but consider toxicological studies as well.
To confirm the best amount for you, we suggest that you consider asking your doctor to order a complete blood count (CBC) to examine the number, size, and shape of your blood cells.
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and her contributors introduce hematology and its basic laboratory practice, including standard precautions, working from hematopoiesis to the complete blood count, understanding red blood cell production and its function and relevant red cell morphology, hemoglobin function and principles of hemolysis, red cell disorders such as the microcytic and macrocytic anemias, normochromic anemias, biochemical and membrane disorders and genetic disorders, white cell disorders including leukemias, hemostasis and disorders of coagulation, and a complete set of laboratory procedures.
Systemic amyloidosis should be ruled out in all patients; the workup includes a complete blood count, a peripheral blood smear, measurement of electrolytes and BUN/creatinine levels, urinalysis, electro- and echocardiography, and a radiographic skeletal survey.
A complete blood count was obtained at 3 weeks, to coincide with the expected nadir for bone marrow suppression (Polovich, White, & Kelleher, 2005).
A test called a complete blood count identifies anemia and sometimes hints at its cause.
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In particular, strong consideration should be given to obtaining a complete blood count to identify those patients with hidden infection.

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