Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test

How is it used?

The complete blood count (CBC) is often used as a broad screening blood test to determine an individual's general health status.

This test is part of Cardio-Med's complete physical exam.

This test can be used to:

A CBC is a panel of tests that evaluates the three types of cells that circulate in the blood. A CBC includes the following:

When is it ordered?

At Cardio-Med, the CBC is determined as part of the complete physical exam. A CBC may also be ordered when a person has any number of signs and symptoms that may be related to disorders that affect blood cells. When an individual has fatigue or weakness or has an infection, inflammation, bruising, or bleeding, the physician may order a CBC to help diagnose the cause and/or determine its severity.

When a person has been diagnosed with a disease known to affect blood cells, a CBC will often be ordered on a regular basis to monitor their condition. Likewise, if someone is receiving treatment for a blood-related disorder, then a CBC may be performed frequently to determine if the treatment is effective.

Some therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer, can affect bone marrow production of blood cells. Both red blood cells and certain types of white blood cells can be affected and need to be monitored. Some other medications can also decrease white blood cell counts. A CBC may be ordered on a regular basis to monitor these drug treatments.

We also offer a body scan that provides ultrasound imaging of body organs and a test for stroke to check carotid artery blood flow to the brain. This suite of tests including the complete physical exam gives your physician a complete view of your state of health.


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Adapted from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry

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Cholesterol/
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