Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential
Complete Blood Count
At a Glance
Also known as:CBC; Hemogram; CBC with Differential
Formal name:Complete Blood Count
Related tests:Blood Smear; Hemoglobin; Hematocrit; Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count; White Blood Cell (WBC) Count; White Blood Cell Differential Count; Platelet Count , Reticulocyte Count
Why Get Tested?
To determine your general health status; to screen for, diagnose, or monitor any one of a variety of diseases and conditions that affect blood cells, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorder or cancer
When to Get Tested?
As part of a routine medical exam; when you have signs and symptoms that may be related to a condition that affects blood cells; at regular intervals to monitor treatment or when you are receiving treatment known to affect blood cells
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm or a fingerstick or heelstick (newborns)
Test Preparation Needed?