What is a Complete Blood Count – CBC test?
Complete Blood Count, also known as a haematology profile, or CBC, provides information on red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, Including 5-part differential, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes Tests, Eosinophils, Basophils.
Why get a Complete Blood Count blood test?
Complete Blood Count helps doctors diagnose, monitor and screen different ranges of diseases, infections, and a variety of disorders, such as anaemia or leukaemia.
Your doctor may recommend a complete blood count as part of a routine medical examination to monitor your general health.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication.
Haematocrit (HCT): volume percentage of red blood cells in the blood.
Haemoglobin: carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
MCH (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin): average haemoglobin contained in one of your red blood cells.
MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration): haemoglobin concentration in a given volume of a packed red blood cell.
MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume): average volume of a red blood corpuscle.
RDW (Red Blood Cell Distribution Width): range of red blood cell volume variations.
Red Cell Count (RBC): how many red blood cells do you have.
White Cell Count (WBC): how many white blood cells do you have.
Basophils: protects your body from bacteria.
Eosinophils: combat parasites and certain infections.
Lymphocytes: fight bacterial and viral infections.
Monocytes: remove dead or damaged cells from your blood.
Neutrophils: fight your body infection.
MPV (Mean Platelet Volume): indicates the production of the fragmented cells of your bone marrow.
Platelet Count: measures how many platelets you have in your blood. They are parts of the blood that help in your blood.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Complete Blood Count results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. However, The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.