A Complete Blood Count is a test used to evaluate and detect a broad range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. The complete blood count measures several things 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
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