Alternative Names

Complete blood count

Definition of CBC

A complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following:


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Red blood cells, sickle cell
Megaloblastic anemia - view of red blood cells
Red blood cells, tear-drop shape
Red blood cells, normal
Red blood cells, elliptocytosis
Red blood cells, spherocytosis
Red blood cells, multiple sickle cells
Basophil (close-up)
Malaria, microscopic view of cellular parasites
Malaria, photomicrograph of cellular parasites
Red blood cells, sickle cells
Red blood cells, sickle and pappenheimer
Red blood cells, target cells
Formed elements of blood
Complete blood count - series

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