Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test Benefits and Uses
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Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test Benefits and Uses

Learn about the benefits and uses of the Complete Blood Count (CBC) test, which is commonly ordered to evaluate overall health, screen for various conditions, examine bone marrow and spleen function, and monitor existing conditions or treatments. Understand how this test can help detect numerous conditions, disorders, and infections.

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What is the main purpose of Complete Blood Count (CBC) test?

Evaluate overall health and screen for anemia, infection, and inflammation

In what case may there be an increase in the amount of eosinophils as per the text?

In case of allergies

Which component is measured in the CBC test to determine the total number of white blood cells?

White Blood Cells count

What does the Hematocrit measure according to the text?

<p>The percentage of total blood volume made up of red blood cells</p> Signup and view all the answers

What test is used to monitor treatment that may affect blood cells, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy?

<p>Complete Blood Count (CBC) test</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the ESR test measure?

<p>Red blood cell sedimentation rate</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is the ESR test considered a nonspecific test?

<p>It confirms the presence or absence of inflammatory activity in the body</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does an increase in the number of proteins in the blood lead to?

<p>Faster red blood cell sedimentation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What physical properties do the Red Blood Cell indices provide information on?

<p>Mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) measure?

<p>Average amount of platelets</p> Signup and view all the answers

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