Card Set Information
Complete Blood Count
complete blood count or CBC test is used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases.
White Blood Cells
Red Blood Cells
Carrys oxygen and removes waste
White Blood Cell with Diff
looks at the types of white blood cells present. There are five different types of white blood cells, each with its own function in protecting us from infection.
Carries oxygen from lungs to tissues
measures the amount of oxygen-carrying protein in the blood.
measures the percentage of red blood cells in a given volume of whole blood.
Helps stop bleeding by forming clotting
Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a machine-calculated measurement
of the average size of your platelets. New platelets are larger, and an increased MPV occurs when increased numbers of platelets are being produced.
MPV gives your doctor information about platelet production in your bone marrow.
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)
is a calculation of the average amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin inside a red blood cell
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
s a calculation of the average concentration of hemoglobin inside a red cell.
Red cell distribution width (RDW)
is a calculation of the variation in the size of your RBCs.
Acute allergic reactions