October 1, 2023
full form of CBC

What is the full form of CBC

CBC stands for Complete Blood Count. It refers to a common blood test that is performed to diagnose different medical conditions such as anemia, infection, dengue, malaria, etc. In this test, a trained person like a paramedic or lab technician usually takes blood from a vein that is visible from the skin, e.g. a vein on the back of the hand or inner angle of the elbow.

CBC: Complete Blood Count

CBC analyzes and measures the all major components of the blood like red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin etc. It shows the increase or decrease in the count of blood cell components. Typically, a CBC provides the following information:

  • White Blood Cell count (WBCs or Leukocyte count)
  • WBC differential count
  • Red Blood Cells count (RBCs or Erythrocyte count)
  • Hematocrit (Hct)
  • Hemoglobin (Hbg)
  • Platelet count
  • Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
  • Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
  • Red cell distribution width (RDW)

CBC helps detect various disorders, some of which are as follows:

  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Anemia
  • Dehydration
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Dengue, Malaria etc.
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