Complete Blood Count- For measuring the types and numbers of cells in the blood and platelets
A complete blood count (CBC), also known as a full blood count (FBC), is a set of medical laboratory tests that provide information about the cells in a person’s blood. The CBC is often carried out as part of a medical assessment and can be used to monitor health or diagnose diseases. The CBC is performed using basic laboratory equipment or an automated hematology analyzer, which counts red and white blood cells and platelets and collects information on their size and structure. The concentration of hemoglobin is measured, and the red blood cell indices are calculated from measurements of red blood cells and hemoglobin.