Complete Haemogram is conducted to establish a common health status; to screen for/ diagnose/ monitor any one of a range of diseases and conditions that have an effect on blood cells.
What is Complete Haemogram?
Complete Haemogram is a test that examines the cells that travel in blood. Blood consists of three types of cells suspended in a fluid known as plasma: white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), and platelets (PLTs).
Why is Complete Haemogram suggested?
Complete Haemogram is suggested to examine various disease and conditions as follows:
- Bleeding disorder.
Complete Haemogram is also done at regular intervals to scrutinize treatment or when the patient is receiving treatment known to affect blood cells.
How is Complete Haemogram performed?
In case of Complete Haemogram, a blood sample is drawn from the vein in arm, fingerstick or heelstick (in case of a newborn)
What are the parameters measured in the Complete Haemogram?
Complete Haemogram can present information about not only the number of cell types but also can give a clue of the physical characteristics of the cells. Certain abnormalities can direct towards the presence of a condition/s.
Preparation before performing Complete Haemogram
There is no special preparation needed prior to Complete Haemogram.
Post-care after Complete Haemogram
Complete Haemogram is a simple procedure. No special care is required post the sample for testing has been given. A bandage may be required as blood is drawn.
Sample types in Complete Haemogram
A blood sample is taken in the Complete Haemogram.
Side effects/risks of Complete Haemogram
There are no risks associated with Complete Haemogram.