What is a CBC test?
CBC test also known as a complete blood test is used for screening a range of conditions and diseases, such as leukaemia, anaemia, bleeding problems infections and others. It is a panel of blood tests that are examined on the three types of cells that are found in the human blood. Measuring the changes in the patients’ blood cell levels can help the doctors to evaluate the overall health and also help to detect any diseases. The test measures the three basic types of blood cells in the human body.
When low levels of haemoglobin and haematocrit are found in the blood it is often the signs of anaemia, an ailment that occurs when the blood is deficient in iron.
Why do I need a CBC test?
A complete blood count (CBC) test is a part of routine health check-up. The doctor may also advise the patient if he has unexplained symptoms such as bleeding or bruising. The test can help in: