Q: What does CBC/hemogram test includes? A: White blood cell types (WBC differential), white blood cell (WBC, leukocyte) count, hematocrit (HCT, packed cell volume, PCV), red blood cell (RBC) count, hemoglobin (Hgb), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet (thrombocyte) count.
Q: What is the chief reason to conduct CBC test? A: To attain vital data about the type and number of cells present in the patient's blood to diagnose infection and other diseases and check for symptoms like weakness, bruising, etc.
Q: Why is CBC test ordered? A: To detect asthma or allergy due to high or low count of a particular cell type, check effects of abnormal bleeding, detect infection, polycythemia, and anemia, check for lost blood count after bleeding, and monitor radiation treatment or effects of drugs/medicines.