It frequently occurs as part of a regular checkup.
CBC is used to assess nutritional status, screen for diseases, and ascertain general health conditions. Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests. It can aid in the evaluation of signs such as weakness, exhaustion, and bruises and diagnosis of illnesses such as anemia, leukemia, malaria, and infection.
Total concentration amount of hemoglobin present in the blood (Hgb)
Fraction of blood composed of red blood cells (Hct)
Hemoglobin volume in each RBC (mean corpuscular volume [MCV])
Weight of hemoglobin in each RBC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin [MCH])
The proportion of hemoglobin in each RBC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration [MCHC])
Number of platelets, which are critical to the formation of the clot
MCV, MCH, and MCHC values help diagnose various types of anemia
Normal ranges for a CBC
Normal range Hgb:
Men: 13.0 to 17.0 g/dL
Women: 11.5 to 15.5 g/dL
Hematocrit normal range:
Men: 40 to 55 percent
Women: 36 to 48 percent
Platelet count normal range:
Adult: 150,000 to 400,000/mL
White blood cell normal range:
Adult: 5,000 to 10,000/mL. Among other blood components, this test counts your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Your healthcare provider will have a reference range for each of the blood tests that they perform, so you can see where your result falls in that range. The sample of blood is then placed into a special container for the laboratory to analyze. The procedure of drawing blood takes just a few minutes and involves the nurse or technician cleaning your arm and placing a tourniquet on it, then inserting a needle into the skin. You should not feel any after-effects from the procedure. This reference range can be helpful if you are confused about the test or need further explanation of what your results mean.If you do, make sure to let the person doing the test know so that they can help you.