Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential and Platelets Test

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) test is done by taking a blood sample to check the overall health condition and find a wide range of diseases like leukemia, infection and anemia. The test measures various components in the blood including:

  • Platelets that help with blood clotting
  • Red blood cells carrying oxygen
  • Hematocrit which is the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component
  • White blood cells that fight infection
  • Hemoglobin which is oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells

During this test, the cell counts are checked properly as their increase and decrease may indicate your medical condition.

Why Complete Blood Count (CBC) Is Done?

A CBC test is done for various reasons such as:

  • Determining medical condition
  • Monitoring medical treatment
  • Reviewing overall health
  • Diagnosing medical condition

What To Expect From CBC Test With Differential?

The CBC with differential can tell you about your complete blood count. A health care specialist will insert a needle in the vein of your arm and take a blood sample. The sample will be tested in a lab for a complete examination. You’ll get the test report covering various diseases to come to know about your health condition.