A complete blood count (CBC) is a series of lab tests that analyze quantitatively and morphologically the complete spectrum of cells found in the blood.
It is a very important diagnostic test that provides useful information for the patient’s overall state of health.
CBC is widely used in routine health examination (check-up), preoperative evaluation, and evaluation of symptoms of anemia or infections.
Furthermore, it is used to monitor the progression of various diseases or possible side effects due to acute or chronic drug use.
A complete blood count includes the examination of the following parameters:
A complete blood count can indicate potential damages or diseases in case the values of some indicators do not fall within the normal ranges.
In some cases, further specialized measurements are needed to accurately identify the problem.
The following conditions might be responsible for results outside the normal range:
PLUS diagnostic center daily performs complete blood count (CBC) tests on patients of all ages.
Well-trained phlebotomists collect the blood sample at a specially equipped lab area. There is no need for a previous appointment.
Blood collection at home is also available for areas up to 30km away from Nea Moudania, following a telephone appointment.
Blood collection from well-trained and experienced staff.
Sample analysis by a high-quality hematology analyzer for maximum accuracy.
Speed in issuing results and same-day delivery upon conditions.
A Medical Biopathologist evaluates the test results and explains them to the patient.
For routine check-ups, the complete blood count should be repeated every 6-12 months, depending on the medical profile of each patient.
In special cases, such as a disease or a treatment that affects blood values, the CBC can be done at regular intervals, according to the instructions of the treating physician.
Food intake does not affect the parameters of the specific blood test, so you can eat and drink before the blood sampling.
You can find the range of normal values in the results of your tests, right next to the values found in your sample. However, your treating physician, who knows your full medical history, should be the one to evaluate the results of your CBC test.