This profile is used to check your general health status, as well as to screen for a variety of conditions that can affect your blood cells, including anemia, infections and cancers of the blood.
Anyone who wants a basic picture of overall health. This profile evaluates the cells that are present in your circulating blood, including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
The complete blood count with differential counts all the blood cells and also classifies them into various types.
- Red blood cells - These contain a protein called hemoglobin, which is responsible for delivering oxygen to your body.
- White blood cells - These are part of your immune system and are responsible for responding to infection or stress.
- Platelets - These cells help your blood clot normally.
Complete blood count with automated differential
There is no preparation for this test.
Please note, some of these tests could indicate a serious health issue. If your results are critical for any of these tests, we will contact you as soon as we have your results no matter what time of day or night it is.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.