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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 10 months ago.
Can I help? what about CBC?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What are the doctors checking for by taking a blood sample as CBC
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
When a Doctor puts on the Lab Requestion for and what's a CBC done
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 10 months ago.
The main things looked for are:the White blood cells- a low number can be from a problem that the marrow is not making enough. A high number is ***** inflammation, infection, or a 'stress response"the Hemoglobin- Red blood cells- carry oxygen. Too little is what we call anemia- and there are many causes that need to be looked into- too little made, deficiencies of iron, folate, B12; blood loss, or other reaons that blood does not last as long as usualand platelets- which are involved in blood clotting- too little can be an autoimmune reaction or from medicationsChecking CBC is a pretty standard screen test in most blood work as a screen for healthI hope that helpsPlease supply a rating if that answered your question

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