Complete blood count provides information about blood cells as well as measurements looking at their sizes and shapes that can be used to determine the health of an individual. These include:
– White blood cells count: These fight infections.
– Red blood cells count: These carry Oxygen.
– Total Hemoglobin: This determines the capacity to carry oxygen.
– Hematocrit: This is a more accurate estimate of total hemoglobin.
– Platelet: This helps with clotting in case of bleeding.
Measurements provided here include:
– MCV: Average volume of red blood cell.
– RDW: Measures of the variability in the size of red blood cells.
– MCH: Average amount of Hemoglobin per single red blood cell.
– MCHC: Average concentration of hemoglobin per red blood cell.