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CBC

 
complete blood count.
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CBC

Abbreviation for complete blood count.
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CBC

abbr.
1. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
2. complete blood count
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CBC

Complete blood count Lab medicine The automated analysis of certain parameters of the cells in the circulation, as performed by an automated cell counter–eg RBCs, WBCs, platelets, Hb, Hct, mean corpuscular Hct, Hb, RBC volume and WBC differential count, dividing them into lymphocytes, monocytes, granulocytes–neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils. See Platelet count, Red cell count, White cell count.
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CBC

Abbreviation for complete blood count.
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Complete blood count (CBC)

A routine analysis performed on a sample of blood taken from the patient's vein with a needle and vacuum tube. The measurements taken in a CBC include a white blood cell count, a red blood cell count, the red cell distribution width, the hematocrit (ratio of the volume of the red blood cells to the blood volume), and the amount of hemoglobin (the blood protein that carries oxygen). CBCs are a routine blood test used for many medical reasons, not only for AIDS patients. They can help the doctor determine if a patient is in advanced stages of the disease.
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