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CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur

Also known as Full blood examination, Full blood cell count, Complete blood picture, FBC, CBP, FBE, TC, DC, TLC, Platelet count, CBC with Differential, CBC + Differential
CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur Includes 21 testsView All
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Understanding CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur


What is CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur?

A CBC (Complete Blood Count) test is a comprehensive blood panel that provides information about the blood components, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. It is available at an affordable price in Tiruvallur with Tata 1mg labs. This test is often used as a screening tool to assess overall health, detect various medical conditions, and monitor the effectiveness of treatments.

A CBC (Complete Blood Count) test can help detect and diagnose a wide range of conditions such as anemia, infections, bleeding disorders, leukemia, and other blood-related diseases. The results of this test can provide important insights into an individual's health status and guide further diagnostic and treatment decisions. No special preparation is needed for a CBC test. You can eat or drink normally as per your daily routine.

What does CBC (Complete Blood Count) measure?

Contains 21 tests

A CBC (Complete Blood Count) test evaluates red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs}, and platelets. Each of these blood cells performs essential functions–RBCs carry oxygen from your lungs to the various body parts, WBCs help fight infections and other diseases, and platelets help your blood to clot–so determining their levels can provide significant health information. A CBC test also determines the hemoglobin level, a protein in RBC that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of your body. Evaluating all these components together can provide important information about your overall health.

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RDW CV

An RDW CV test which is part of red cell indices, helps identify characteristics of red blood cells. RDW (red cell distribution width) measures the variations in the sizes of red blood cells, indicating how much they differ from each other in a blood sample. RDW is expressed as RDW-CV, a coefficient of variation. A higher RDW may suggest more variation in red cell sizes, while a lower RDW indicates more uniform red cell sizes.

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Hematocrit

A Hematocrit test measures the proportion of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood as a percentage of the total blood volume. It is a crucial part of a complete blood count (CBC) and helps in assessing your blood health. RBCs are responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to different parts of the body. The hematocrit test provides valuable information about your blood's oxygen-carrying capacity.

Higher-than-normal amounts of RBCs produced by the bone marrow can cause the hematocrit to increase, leading to increased blood density and slow blood flow. On the other hand, lower-than-normal hematocrit can be caused by low production of RBCs, reduced lifespan of RBCs in circulation, or excessive bleeding, leading to a reduced amount of oxygen being transported by RBCs. Monitoring your hematocrit levels is essential for diagnosing and managing various blood-related disorders.

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Total Leukocyte Count

A Total Leukocyte Count test measures the numbers of all types of leukocytes, namely neutrophil, lymphocyte, monocyte, eosinophil, and basophil, in your blood. Leukocytes or WBCs are an essential part of our immune system. These cells are produced in the bone marrow and defend the body against infections and diseases. Each type of WBC plays a unique role to protect against infections and is present in different numbers.

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Absolute Lymphocyte Count

An Absolute Lymphocyte Count test measures the total number of lymphocytes in the blood. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells that play an important role in your immune system and help your body fight disease and infection. There are two main types of lymphocytes:

  • T lymphocytes (T cells): T cells control your body’s immune system response and directly attack and kill infected cells and tumor cells.

  • B lymphocytes (B cells): B cells make antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that target viruses, bacteria, and other foreign pathogens.

Lymphocytes help your immune system remember every antigen (a foreign substance) it comes in contact with. After an encounter, some lymphocytes turn into memory cells. When these memory cells run into an antigen again, they recognize it and quickly respond. It is also the reason why getting vaccinated helps prevent certain diseases.

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Hb (Hemoglobin)

An Hb (Hemoglobin) test measures the concentration of hemoglobin protein in your blood. Hemoglobin is made up of iron and globulin proteins. It is an essential part of RBCs and is critical for oxygen transfer from the lungs to all body tissues. Most blood cells, including RBCs, are produced regularly in your bone marrow. The Hb test is a fundamental part of a complete blood count (CBC) and is used to monitor blood health, diagnose various blood disorders, and assess your response to treatments if needed.

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Absolute Neutrophil Count

An Absolute Neutrophil Count test measures the percentage of neutrophils per microliter of blood. Neutrophils are a type of WBC and play an integral part in the body's immune system. They help fight off bacterial infections in the body by identifying and destroying foreign invaders, such as disease-causing microorganisms. 

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Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin

An MCH test measures the average amount of hemoglobin in a single red blood cell (RBC). Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein in RBCs, and its major function is to transport oxygen from the lungs to all body parts. This test provides information about how much oxygen is being delivered to the body by a certain number of RBCs.

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Absolute Basophil Count

An Absolute Basophil Count test measures the total number of basophils in the blood. Basophils are small, spherically-shaped cells that originate from bone marrow and make up almost 1% of the total white blood cells in the body. They attack a foreign substance and release proteins like histamine and heparin to destroy harmful substances, such as allergens, pathogens, or parasites. Histamine helps widen the blood vessels and make space for more immune cells to come to the site of infection or injury, whereas heparin acts as a blood-thinning agent and helps to avoid blood clotting at that site.

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Differential Leukocyte Count

There are five types of WBCs: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. A Differential Leukocyte Count test measures the percentage of each type of WBC in the blood. Leukocytes or WBCs are produced in the bone marrow and defend the body against infections and diseases. Each type of WBC plays a unique role to protect against infections and is present in different numbers.

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This further contains

  • Differential Basophil Count
  • Differential Neutrophil Count
  • Differential Lymphocyte Count
  • Differential Monocyte Count
  • Differential Eosinophil Count
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Red Blood Cell Count

A Red Blood Cell Count test measures the total number of red blood cells in your blood. RBCs are the most abundant cells in the blood with an average lifespan of 120 days. These cells are produced in the bone marrow and destroyed in the spleen or liver. Their primary function is to help carry oxygen from the lungs to different body parts. The normal range of RBC count can vary depending on age, gender, and the equipment and methods used for testing.

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Mean Corpuscular Volume

A Mean Corpuscular Volume test measures the average size of your red blood cells, which carry oxygen through your body. This test tells whether your RBCs are of average size and volume or whether they are bigger or smaller.

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Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration

An MCHC test measures the average amount of hemoglobin in a given volume of RBCs. MCHC is calculated by dividing the amount of hemoglobin by hematocrit (volume of blood made up of RBCs) and then multiplying it by 100. 

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PDW

A PDW test reflects variability in platelet size, and is considered a marker of platelet function and activation (clot formation in case of an injury). This marker can give you additional information about your platelets and the cause of a high or low platelet count. Larger platelets are usually younger platelets that have been recently released from the bone marrow, while smaller platelets may be older and have been in circulation for a few days. Higher PDW values reflect a larger range of platelet size, which may result from increased activation, destruction and consumption of platelets.

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Mean Platelet Volume

An MPV test measures the average size of the platelets in your blood. Platelets are disk-shaped tiny cells originating from large cells known as megakaryocytes, which are found in the bone marrow. After the platelets are formed, they are released into the blood circulation. Their average life span is 7-10 days. 

Platelets help stop bleeding whenever there is an injury or trauma to a tissue or blood vessel by adhering and accumulating at the injury site, and by releasing chemical compounds that stimulate the gathering of more platelets. After these steps, a loose platelet plug is formed at the site of injury, and this process is known as primary hemostasis. These activated platelets support the coagulation pathway that involves a series of steps including the sequential activation of clotting factors; this process is known as secondary hemostasis. After this, there is a formation of fibrin strands that form a mesh incorporated into and around the platelet plug. This mesh strengthens and stabilizes the blood clot so that it remains in place until the injury heals. After healing, other factors come into play and break the clot down so that it gets removed. In case the platelets are not sufficient in number or are not functioning properly, a stable clot might not form. These unstable clots can result in an increased risk of excessive bleeding. 

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Absolute Eosinophil Count

An Absolute Eosinophil Count test measures the number of eosinophils in the blood and provides important information about the functioning of the immune system. Eosinophils originate from bone marrow and have a lifespan of 8-18 hours. These cells are involved in fighting certain types of infections and responding to allergic reactions in the body. Other functions of these cells include movement to the inflammation areas, trapping substances, killing cells, and bactericidal and antiparasitic activities. They also help in the treatment of immediate allergic reactions and modulation of inflammatory responses. By measuring the number of eosinophils in the blood, this test provides important information about the functioning of the immune system.

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Platelet Count

A Platelet Count test measures the average number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are disk-shaped tiny cells originating from large cells known as megakaryocytes, which are found in the bone marrow. After the platelets are formed, they are released into the blood circulation. Their average life span is 7-10 days. 

Platelets help stop the bleeding, whenever there is an injury or trauma to a tissue or blood vessel, by adhering and accumulating at the injury site and releasing chemical compounds that stimulate the gathering of more platelets. A loose platelet plug is formed at the site of injury and this process is known as primary hemostasis. These activated platelets support the coagulation pathway that involves a series of steps, including the sequential activation of clotting factors; this process is known as secondary hemostasis. After this step, there is a formation of fibrin strands that form a mesh incorporated into and around the platelet plug. This mesh strengthens and stabilizes the blood clot so that it remains in place until the injury heals. After healing, other factors come into play and break the clot down so that it gets removed. In case the platelets are not sufficient in number or not functioning properly, a stable clot might not form. These unstable clots can result in an increased risk of excessive bleeding. 

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Absolute Monocyte Count

An Absolute Monocyte Count test measures the total number of monocytes in the blood. Monocytes are a type of WBC that originate from bone marrow and travel to different tissues via the blood. Once they are inside the tissue, these cells get converted to macrophages (a type of cell that digest harmful substances). Monocytes are the second line of defense mechanism of the human body after neutrophils. These cells are also responsible for the removal of injured or dead cells, microorganisms, and other insoluble particles from the blood. 

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur


Frequently Asked Questions about CBC (Complete Blood Count) in Tiruvallur

Q. What is a CBC test?

A CBC test is a blood test that measures the number of cells like RBCs (red blood cells), WBCs (white blood cells), and platelets in the blood.

Q. What is the full form of a CBC test?

The full form of a CBC test is a Complete Blood Count test.

Q. What is the purpose of a CBC blood test?

The purpose of a CBC test is to determine the risk of conditions like anemia, infections, leukemia, and other blood-related diseases.

Q. What is the best time to take a CBC (Complete Blood Count) test?

You can take a CBC test at any time of the day. It is best to consult your doctor regarding the timing and other instructions for your test.

Q. How is a CBC test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. What can affect my CBC test results?

Talk with your doctor to learn what your test results mean. However, factors such as your diet, activity level, medicines, menstrual period, not drinking enough water, and stress can affect your test results.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a CBC test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked or experience some bleeding, which is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take a CBC test during pregnancy?

Yes, a CBC test is safe during pregnancy and may help detect any blood cell abnormalities in the mother and its associated risk to the baby.

Q. Which diseases can a CBC test detect?

A CBC test can help detect various conditions like infections; allergies, or diseases like anemia, polycythemia, or blood cancers.

Q. Can a CBC test detect cancers?

A CBC test may sometimes help detect blood cell cancers, such as acute and chronic leukemias.

Q. Does Tata 1mg Labs offer a CBC test in Tiruvallur?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a CBC test in Tiruvallur. The test is easy to book, is pocket-friendly, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for a CBC test in Tiruvallur with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for a CBC test is readily available in Tiruvallur. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a CBC test with Tata 1mg Labs in Tiruvallur?

If you want to schedule a CBC test with Tata 1mg Labs in Tiruvallur, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of a CBC test at Tata 1mg Labs in Tiruvallur?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Tiruvallur. A CBC test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 299.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of a CBC test in Tiruvallur?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of a CBC test in Tiruvallur.
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