ROUTINE BLOOD TEST
Routine blood test is also called as the complete
blood count or CBC.
It is one of the most common test performed.
What does CBC measure?
CBC usually is a measure of different kinds of cells present in the blood.
The cells normally present in the blood are:
How is CBC measured?
Blood is collected either by a finger prick or a small sample of blood is collected from an accessible vein usually in the arm with a needle and a syringe. The part of the body from which blood is to be collected is cleaned with a sprit swab and then pricked with a needle. The collected blood sample is mixed with a chemical to prevent it from clotting and analyzed either under a microscope or under a computerized analyzer. The number of WBC, RBC and platelets are determined and the results are usually ready in a few hours.
Last updated on 24-04-2001