CBC FAQ and CBC Testing Info

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) reveals essential data concerning the types and quantities of cells based in the bloodstream (especially platelets, white blood cells, and red blood cells). A CBC is a useful testing tool utilized to take a snapshot of a individuals all-around health. It may help identify disorders such as infection and anemia, and more. Make sure you ask an STD counselor for additional information concerning a CBC test. A CBC test typically includes:

  • Red blood cell (RBC) count
  • Platelet (thrombocyte) count
  • White blood cell (WBC, leukocyte) count
  • Hemoglobin (Hgb)
  • White blood cell types (WBC differential)
  • Hematocrit (HCT, packed cell volume, PCV)
  • Red blood cell indices