Complete Blood Count
Complete blood count (CBC) is a common blood test that measures various components of the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It is used to evaluate a person’s overall health status, to screen for various conditions, and to monitor the effects of treatments. The CBC provides information about the number, size, and shape of the different types of blood cells, as well as the amount of hemoglobin, a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen. Abnormalities in the CBC may indicate a wide range of conditions, from infections and anemia to leukemia and other blood disorders.