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Complete Blood Count

$25
Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:Visit a LabCorp Location
Want a clear view of your health? It begins in your blood.

Your blood is perhaps the most essential substance in your body—transporting life-sustaining nutrients, hormones, and oxygen throughout, while also carrying waste products to be removed through the lungs, liver, and kidneys. It's also the body's most crucial defense mechanism for fighting infections.

A complete blood count (CBC) counts the cells that circulate in your blood, which can provide valuable information to you and your doctor about your overall health (and may be useful to your doctor in detecting disorders such as anemia, inflammation, and infection).

Note: A CBC is not a diagnostic test and cannot confirm any specific illness or disease. Further testing and medical consultation may be required to determine the cause of abnormal results.

Preparation

No special preparation.

What's Included

Red Blood Count: Measures the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen throughout the body.
White Blood Count:

Detects the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) in the body, cells that fight off infections and foreign agents that may infect the body.

Hemoglobin:

Measures the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells.

Hematocrit:

Measures the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component (or plasma) in your blood.

Platelet Count:

Measures the number of platelets in the blood, the cell components essential for blood clotting.

A/G Ratio:

A measure of the amount of albumin present compared to globulin present in the blood. Both albumin and globulin are proteins produced by the liver.  

Globulin, Total:

A measure of a group of proteins that function to help transport nutrients and help the body fight infections.

Immature Granulocytes:

White blood cells in an early stage of development which are not usually present in significant amounts in the blood.   

Monocytes:

Measures the level of monocytes, the type of white blood cells responsible for breaking down germs or bacteria that enter the body. 

Lymphs:

Measures the level of lymphocytes, the white blood cells that are vital to producing antibodies and helping the body fight against bacteria, viruses, and other threats. 

Neutrophils:

Measures the level of neutrophils, the type of white blood cells that destroy bacteria and fungi and protect the body from infections. 

Immature Cells:

White blood cells in an early stage of development which are not usually present in significant amounts in the blood.  

Eosinophils: Measures the quantity of eosinophils in the body, a type of disease-fighting white blood cell.
Basophils: Measures the quantity of basophils in your body, a type of white blood cell produced by bone marrow that helps the body fight parasitic infections, prevents blood clotting, and mediates allergic reactions.
Mean Corpuscular Volume:

Measures the average size of the red blood cells themselves. 

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin:

Measures MCH levels, the average amount of hemoglobin found in the red blood cells in the body.

Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration:

Measures MCHC levels, the average weight of hemoglobin based on the volume of red blood cells. 

Red Cell Distribution Width:

Measures the variation of size and volume of the body’s red blood cells. 

Metamyelocytes:
Myelocytes:
Immature Granulocytes (Absolute):
Hematology Comments::

Why Consider This Test

Proactive Prevention

Six out of 10 adults have a chronic disease and four out of 10 have two or more, but changes in lifestyle and behavior (like being more physically active or eating a healthy diet) can prevent or control many of these conditions.1

Taking Medications

In consultation with your doctor, a CMP can be used to monitor the use of certain medications to check for kidney-related or liver-related side effects.2

Healthier Habits

Having a healthy diet pattern and engaging in regular physical activity is essential for long-term health benefits and for the prevention of chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.3

References

  1. “About Chronic Diseases | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/chronic-diseases.htm. Last reviewed March 8, 2019.
  2. “Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP).” Understand the Test & Your Results, Lab Tests Online, American Association of Clinical Chemistry,  labtestsonline.org/tests/comprehensive-metabolic-panel-cmp.
  3. “Adult Obesity Causes & Consequences | Overweight & Obesity | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/causes.html. Last reviewed August 29, 2017.

Packages With This Test

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Comprehensive Wellness Blood Test:

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Women's Health Blood Test:

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Men's Health Blood Test:

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