Complete Blood Count
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. A complete blood count test measures several components and features of your blood, including: Red blood cells, which carry oxygen. White blood cells, which fight infection. Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. Hematocrit, the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, or plasma, in your blood. Platelets, which help with blood clotting.
Your Doctor will recommend this test to review your overall health, to diagnose a medical condition, and to monitor medical treatment.
You can eat and drink normally before the test. You can return to your usual activities immediately.