A complete Blood Count (CBC) is also called as Full Blood Count is a set of medical tests that evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anemia, infection and leukemia. The complete blood count(CBC) measures the counts of white blood cells, red blood cells platelets, hemoglobin and hematocrit. The red blood cells indicate carry oxygen, white blood cells indicate flight infection, hemoglobin indicate the oxygen-carrying protein in the red blood cell, hematocrit indicate the proportion of red blood cells to the fluid component, plasma in your blood and platelets help with blood clotting.
It measures different blood cell:
The CBC (complete blood cell) is a very common and important test. It can be performed during routine health examinations.
You should wear short sleeve clothes that can easily roll up. You can eat or drink before taking the CBC test. It may have been recommended by your doctors to have fast before some specific amount of tests.
It is not necessary to have fasting before CBC test unless you have any other test other than CBC.
The arms from where blood has been taken, may have a little sore for a few hours. You should have bandages secure with tape on your arm.