Blood and Blood Disease Testing
A complete blood count (CBC) is a common blood test requested for patients, especially those experiencing symptoms of a blood disorder or cancer. (A CBC is also often drawn during a standard physical as a baseline “blood check.”)
A CBC measures:
- red blood cells (RBCs)
- white blood cells (WBCs)
A CBC report comes with a WBC differential which measures the white blood cells in your blood, too.
Your test report will compare normal ranges and percentages to yours. Based on your report, your doctor will be equipped to explain what your CBC report means and possibly run more tests.
A common sign something isn’t right in your blood is anemia. If you struggle with fatigue or if you suspect you’re anemic, here’s a common panel we can recommend:
- CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
- Ferritin, Serum
- Folic Acid, Folate
- Iron, (Fe) Serum
- TIBC, Total Iron Binding Capacity
- Reticulocyte count
- Vitamin B12
For the development of an effective treatment plan, you should take your test results to a doctor to discuss, or we can fax them for you.