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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Complete blood count
Abnormally high or low counts may indicate the presence of many forms of disease, and hence blood counts are amongst the most commonly performed blood tests in medicine.
In the past, counting the cells in a patient's blood was performed manually, by viewing a slide prepared with a sample of the patient's blood under a microscope (a blood film, or peripheral smear).
Counting chambers that hold a specified volume of diluted blood (as there are far too many cells if it is not diluted) are used to calculate the number of red and white cells per litre of blood.
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  Full blood count: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A full blood count (FBC) also called a complete blood count, is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional[?] that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.
Blood for a FBC is usually taken into an EDTA tube to stop it clotting.
Counting chambers, that hold a specified volume of diluted blood (as their are far too many cells if it is not diluted) are used to calculate the number of red and white cells per litre of blood.
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 Full Blood Count and Blood Smear - Patient UK
Blood cells are made in the bone marrow by blood 'stem' cells.
A full blood count (FBC) is one of the most common blood tests done.
A blood sample is taken which is prevented from clotting by using a preservative in the blood bottle.
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 Blood - General
The four blood groups are A, B, AB and O, distinguishable by certain proteins on the red blood cells.
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body.
A cerebral haemorrhage is bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/hc_blood_general?open   (897 words)

  
 Glossary
Blood is composed of a liquid portion called plasma and three other components: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
In umbilical cord blood transplantation, the use of stem cells in blood removed from the umbilical cords of newborns (a very rich source) is used for transplantation.
A blood vessel carrying blood which is relatively lacking in oxygen from the tissues towards your heart and lungs.
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 Science Fair Projects - Full blood count
A full blood count (FBC) or complete blood count (CBC) is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.
Blood counting machines work by sampling blood, and sucking a standard amount through narrow tubing.
Counting chambers that hold a specified volume of diluted blood (as there are far too many cells if it is not diluted) are used to calculate the number of red and white cells per litre of blood.
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Abnormally high or low counts may indicate the presence of many forms of disease, and hence blood counts are amongst the most commonly performed blood tests in medicine.
In the past, counting the cells in a patient's blood was performed manually by a Medical technologist, by viewing a slide prepared with a sample of the patient's blood under a microscope (a blood film, or peripheral smear).
Counting chambers that hold a specified volume of diluted blood (as there are far too many cells if it is not diluted) are used to calculate the number of red and white cells per litre of blood.
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 Complete blood count Summary
A complete blood count is actually a series of tests in which the numbers of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a given volume of blood are counted.
Blood is taken in a test tube containing an anticoagulant (EDTA, sometimes citrate) to stop it from clotting, and transported to a laboratory.
In the past, counting the cells in a patient's blood was performed manually, by viewing a slide prepared with a sample of the patient's blood under a microscope (a blood film, or peripheral smear).
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Full blood count
Blood and blood product use in perioperative patient care.
A Bayesian population model with hierarchical mixture priors applied to blood count data.
A low red blood count is caused by fatigue but is easily treatable...
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 Full Blood Count (FBC, Full Blood Test or Complete Blood Count, CBC) - Summary
Blood flows throughout the body and is therefore levels within blood can be affected by changes brought about by illness, various conditions, infection and disease.
Red cell count is the estimation of the number of red blood cells per litre of blood.
White cell count is the estimation of the total number of white blood cells per litre of blood.
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 Full Blood Count (FBC, Full Blood Test or Complete Blood Count, CBC) - Summary
A full blood count is a commonly performed test as it can tell a great amount about general health.
Blood is usually taken from the inside of your elbow, but can also be taken from the inside of your upper arm.
Some blood tests such as a blood glucose tolerance test may require you to stay at the clinic for a number of hours, where repeated blood tests will be taken.
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 Blood count and film
Blood is composed of blood cells and plasma.
The blood cells, which comprise about 40% of the blood volume, are produced by the bone marrow.
Depending on the results from a full blood count and blood film, the doctor may advise additional tests to shed further light on the cause or to confirm the diagnosis.
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 Blood Tests
An increase in the level of bilirubin may be caused by the decreased removal of bilirubin from the blood stream due to liver disease, or the increased destruction of red blood cells.
Blood coagulation is a fairly complex process, which involves a large number of other proteins and messenger substances.
Striking elevations of serum globulin, another protein in blood, and the presence of antinuclear antibodies or antismooth muscle antibodies are clues to the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis.
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 Lymphoma Information Network - Testing: Blood Counts
During treatment blood counts are very important to determine if that treatment is depleting healthy blood cells in addition to cancerous cells.
CBC - Complete Blood Count: This is a collection of tests including hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, platelet count, and white blood cell count.
Blood Cells and the CBC by Ed Uthman, MD Remission.org: Blood Counts
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 Healthx - Consultants
The Full Blood count (FBC) is a good all round measure of health, reflected in changes in the number, size and appearance of the various blood cells.
Anaemia - the commonest blood disorder - is a deficiency of red blood cells or of haemoglobin (the oxygen carrying component of the cell) and has many causes.
The blood is usually taken from a vein on the inside of your elbow.
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 Leukemia - Diagnosis - oncologychannel
Full blood count is used to establish the numbers of different blood cell types within the circulation.
Differential blood count is used to determine the relative proportion of blood cell types within the bloodstream.
Blood morphology and staining is used to identify abnormalities in cell shape, structure, and the condition of the cell nucleus.
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 Treating Cancer With Chemotherapy
A low white blood cell count means your immune system isn't as strong as it could be, which can increase your risk of infection.
A chemotherapy-induced low white blood cell count, caused by healthy cells lost during chemotherapy, is an expected side effect of your treatment.
A low white blood cell count typically occurs after the administration of certain types of chemotherapy and may continue for several days.
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 Full Blood Count
The most common laboratory test is the full or complete blood count (FBC).
Most test results are reported as amounts in a sample of blood (for example, cells per milliliter) or as a percentage.
All blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the centre of large bones.
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 Thrombocytopenia (reduced platelet count)
The platelet count in the circulating blood is normally between 150 and 400 million per millilitre of blood.
Abnormal distribution of platelets: a low platelet count may be due to a build up of platelets outside the normal blood pool, for example in a patient with a very large spleen.
Blood components are used to replace the clotting factors and platelets.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/thrombocytopenia.htm   (1653 words)

  
 What is a Blood Panel?
A blood panel is a test used to evaluate a patient's overall health and to screen for a wide variety of disorders.
A blood panel used to be performed by placing a slide of the blood sample under a microscope and manually counting cells; today the test is usually automated.
Red blood cell indices measure the amount and concentration of hemoglobin in the red blood cells, as well as their average size.
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 Blood Test - Blood Count and Smear: Patient guide
Blood cells are made in the bone marrow by blood 'stem' cells.
A full blood count (FBC) is one of the most common blood tests done.
A blood sample is taken which is prevented from clotting by using a preservative in the blood bottle.
www.privatehealth.co.uk /diseases/blood-allergy/blood-test-blood-count-smear   (867 words)

  
 Complete Blood Count (CBC) Information on MedicineNet.com
The complete blood count is the calculation of the cellular (formed elements) of blood.
A major portion of the complete blood count is the measure of the concentration of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the blood.
The number of red blood cells in a volume of blood.
www.medicinenet.com /complete_blood_count/article.htm   (590 words)

  
 FULL BLOOD COUNT (FBC)
It is important for diagnosing conditions in which the number of blood cells is abnormally high or abnormally low, or the cells themselves are abnormal.
Abnormally low numbers of red blood cells may indicate anaemia as a result of blood loss, bone marrow failure, malnutrition such as iron deficiency, over-hydration, or mechanical damage to red blood cells.
Platelet counts are often used to monitor medications such as heparin, which may cause low numbers of platelets, as well as medications that can have toxic effects on bone marrow.
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 aidsmap.com | Blood count
This is a routine blood (haematology) test which can be part of either the general investigation of an acute illness, or regular monitoring of HIV infection or of the side-effects of certain drug treatments (e.g.
A small sample of blood is taken from a vein in the arm (venesection or venipuncture).
Measure the haematocrit, which is the percentage of red blood cells in the total blood volume.
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 Blood Disorders
Donating blood for research helps to further medical knowledge on a wide range of blood-related medical conditions and diseases.
Blood cells are made by bone marrow, which is a soft jelly - like substance found inside bone cavities.
A blood transfusion is the transfer of blood from one person to another.
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Full blood count and reticulocyte count in painful sickle crisis
Higher mean white blood cell counts but no difference in the presence of significant infections during the prospective study.
The routine use of complete blood count and reticulocyte count in sickle cell patients presenting with painful crisis does not alter management decisions.
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 Diagnosis of Severe Chronic Neutropenia - Neutropenia Support Association Inc.
By this procedure the neutrophil count is measured.
Sometimes the neutrophil count can be normal because of a cyclical change, but at other times it is very low.
If your physician thinks from the blood tests that you have a type of neutropenia, then it is important to do a bone marrow examination to confirm the diagnosis by looking at the marrow cells under the microscope.
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 Relation between lymphopenia and bacteraemia in UK adults with medical emergencies -- Wyllie et al. 57 (9): 950 -- ...
The reasons for exclusion of cases, and the distribution of lymphocyte and neutrophil counts within the cohort are shown.
The odds of bacteraemia (number of patients with bacteraemia/number without bacteraemia) among the patients whose blood was cultured, stratified by neutrophil and lymphocyte counts.
A receiver operator characteristic plot is shown, illustrating the ability of admission WCC, neutrophil count, and lymphocyte count to predict bacteraemia among all 7182 patients in whom blood cultures were taken.
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 Complete Blood Count: The Test
White blood cell (WBC) count is a count of the actual number of white blood cells per volume of blood.
Red blood cell (RBC) count is a count of the actual number of red blood cells per volume of blood.
A platelet count that is low or extremely high may confirm the cause of excessive bleeding or clotting.
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 PMID: 15153327   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Where haemoglobin was in the normal range all the parameters of a full blood count were checked and a blood film was screened in order to identify any abnormal features occurring in the absence of anaemia.
The predictive value of a normal full blood count from a normal haemoglobin was 0.81.
This provides a useful screening test in general practice as a full blood count would, as a rule, be required only in the small proportion of cases where anaemia is detected or the patient's history and/or clinical signs specifically indicate the need for this further investigation.
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