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CBC Test Overview
Complete blood count (CBC) evaluates cells circulating in blood i.e., red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets which determine general state of heath of an individual. CBC is useful in patients presenting with tiredness, screen for anaemias or to diagnose infection in those with fever. It is important basic test to state bone marrow and spleen functioning, diagnose blood cancers, and to monitor blood disorders , chemotherapy and other medication
Summary Price Of CBC Test
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The cost of CBC Test in India varies as per the city in India.
The average price of CBC Test ranges from ₹150 to ₹550.
The price for the test in the following cities is:
- Chennai: ₹310
- Delhi: ₹350
- Mumbai: ₹310
- Pune: ₹280
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Frequently Asked Questions
CBC is done as a marker of general health, a basic investigation to suggest further line of testing or treatment. It is used to screen anaemia, determine type of anaemia and screen for Haemoglobinopathy
In cases of fever to know the extent and type of infection.
Presence of immature cells / blasts/ atypical cells in CBC can suggest leukemia/ lymphoma/ blood cancers and indicate further bone marrow studies/ Immunophenotyping of cells.
Presence of increased or decreased platelet count can suggest urgent medical management / bone marrow study
Red cell count – Total number of RBC in blood
Haemoglobin- Oxygen carrying capacity of blood
Haematocrit- Proportion of blood volume that consists of RBC
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) – Average size of RBC
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH) – Average Haemoglobin inside RBC
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) – How concentrated Haemoglobin is within RBC
Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) – Variation in size of RBC
White blood cell count (TLC) – Number of leucocytes in blood
White Blood Cell Differential (DLC) – Relative number of neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils
Platelet Count – The number of platelets (thrombocytes) in blood
Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) – Average volume of platelets
Platelet Distribution Width (PDW) – Variation in platelet size
CBC test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer
Abnormal RBC Count –
Low RBC count may be due to: Nutritional (Iron deficiency, Vitamin deficiency), chronic illness, blood loss, cancers of blood, bone marrow disorders, chemotherapy
High RBC Count may be due to: dehydration, heart/Lung diseases, smoking, polycythaemia Vera, abnormal Haemoglobin and Haematocrit (PCV) usually mirrors RBC results
Low MCV indicates: Iron deficiency, thalassemia/Haemoglobinopthies
High MCV indicates: Vitamin B12 or Folate deficiency, liver disease, hypothyroidism
Abnormal MCH and MCHC results usually mirror MCV results
Low MCV and increased RBC count can suggest Thalassemia
Low RDW indicates uniformity in size of RBC; high RDW suggests: Iron deficiency anaemia, Pernicious anaemia
Abnormal Reticulocyte Count (RETIC):
Low RETIC count indicates: Bone marrow disorder, Nutritional deficiency
High RETIC count suggests: Bleeding, Haemolysis
Abnormal WBC count:
A low WBC count may suggest: Viral infection, Severe bacterial infection, Bone marrow disorders, Chemotherapy, Immunodeficiency, Auto immune disorders, Dietary deficiency, Reaction to drugs
A high WBC count suggests: Infection/inflammation, Allergies, Lymphoma, Leukaemia, Stress, Pregnancy, Corticosteroid treatment, Chronic infection
Abnormal platelet count-
Low platelet count may be in: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), Leukaemia, Lymphoma, Viral infections like dengue, Bacterial infections, Auto immune diseases, Chemotherapy/radiation therapy, Medications, Enlarged spleen
High platelet count may be in: Polycythaemia Vera, Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), Bone marrow disorders, Splenectomy, Anaemia, Infection
Abnormal MPV –
A low MPV indicates: Bone marrow disorder
A high MPV suggests: Destruction of platelets and their rapid release from bone marrow into circulation
A low PDW suggests: Uniformity in size of platelets
A high PDW indicates: Vascular diseases, Thyroid cancers
NOTE:- A peripheral blood smear examination may be done in case of abnormal CBC result
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