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, Eosinophils, Basophils.
Why get a Complete Blood Count blood test?
Your doctor may recommend a complete blood count as part of a routine medical examination to monitor your general health.
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 does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Complete Blood Count results is 1-2 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.