Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Measure the essential components of the blood. Healthcare professionals may use this test to help assess for anemia, blood disorders, inflammation, infection, and more. Read more
Test details

Sample type:
Blood
Preparation:
You do not need to do anything special to prepare for the sample collection. This panel does not require fasting.
Test type: In Person
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$29.00
+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee
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What
What
Measures the amount of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets in your blood.
Who Alt
Who
Must be 18+ years of age to purchase.
How
How
Blood
Schedule an appointment, then visit a Quest Diagnostics patient service center location.
About the Test

This test with differential measures and evaluates the components of your blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. Abnormal levels can help identify conditions such as anemia, malnutrition, leukemia, and others. White blood cells are an important part of your immune system, and abnormal levels may mean your body is fighting an infection. Platelets help your blood clot normally.

The CBC provides valuable information from measurements of the type, number and size of cells in your blood. Red blood cell measurements include the number of red blood cells, or RBC count, the amounts of hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), and red cell distribution width (RDW). Measurements of while blood cells include number of cells or WBC count, as well as measures of the different kinds of white blood cells—this is what “differential” means. The CBC provides information about your neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils the number, or count, of platelets; and mean platelet volume (MPV).

 

How it works

  • In-person
  • In-home sample collection
1

Buy a lab test & schedule an appointment

No doctor visit required for purchase. Book a visit to one of 2000+ Quest locations.

2

Visit Quest for sample collection

3

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available.

4

Get physician support

Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

1

Buy a lab test
+ in-home sample collection

If in-home service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $79 fee.

2

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, Quest Mobile will contact you to schedule an in-home sample collection appointment.

3

In-home sample collection

A Quest Mobile phlebotomist will collect your sample and deliver it to Quest Diagnostics.

4

Get fast results online

Access results online as soon as they’re available. Discuss your results with an independent physician at no extra cost.

 

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