Some disease diagnoses may require additional testing to be confirmed.
- An ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) test can determine whether or not you are inflamed.
- MCV (mean corpuscular volume) test – This test is performed to figure out how big your red blood cells are on average.
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test performed by a doctor to assess a patient’s overall health, particularly in hypertension, diabetes, and lung infections. This examination is required when a person is admitted to the hospital. Even if there is no reason to be concerned, the doctor may perform the test. Signs of anemia and infection must be identified.