Complete Blood Count is a test that measures the cells in your blood. 
What is Complete Blood Count?
Complete Blood Count 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 Blood Count suggested?
Complete Blood Count is suggested to examine various disease and conditions as follows:
- Bleeding disorder.
Complete Blood Count is also done at regular intervals to scrutinize treatment or when the patient is receiving treatment known to affect blood cells.
How is Complete Blood Count performed?
In case of Complete Blood Count, a blood sample is drawn from the vein in arm.
What are the parameters measured in the Complete Blood Count?
WBC’s: The normal range is 4,500 to 10,000 cells per microliter
RBC’s: The normal range for men is 4.5 million to 5.9 million cells/mcL; for women, it’s 4.1 million to 5.1 million cells/mcL.
Hemoglobin: The normal range for men is 14 to 17.5 grams per deciliter (gm/dL); for women it’s 12.3 to 15.3 gm/dL
Platelets: The normal range is 150,000 to 450,000 platelets/mcL.
MCV: A normal-range MCV score is 80 to 96.
Hematocrit: The normal range for men is between 41.5% and 50.4%. For women, the range is between 36.9% and 44.6%
Preparation before performing Complete Blood Count
There is no special preparation needed prior to Complete Blood Count.
Post-care after Complete Blood Count
Complete Blood Count 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 Blood Count
A blood sample is taken in the Complete Blood Count.
Side effects/risks of Complete Blood Count
There are no risks associated with Complete Blood Count.