WBC count

Alternative Names

Leukocyte count; White blood cell count

Definition of WBC count

A WBC count is a blood test to measure the number of white blood cells (WBCs).


David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/21/2009

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Formed elements of blood
White blood cell count - series

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