Complete Blood Count

This test consists of several tests and provides a substantial amount of information. It can detect infection, anemia, and certain blood disorders.

Complete Blood Count Overview

Reviewed: May 13, 2015

Complete Blood Count (CBC) consists of several components. This test can detect and monitor several health conditions such as anemia, infections, allergies, blood clotting problems, and blood disorders. 

Complete Blood Count includes:

  • White Blood Cell Count
  • Red Blood Cell Count
  • Red Blood Cell Indices ( MCV, MCH, MCHC)
  • Platelet Count
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • Blood Smear



Blood draw


Fasting is not required before the test