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cbc w/diff/platelets

I would like to know exactly what a CBCW/DIFF/PLATELETS is and what this particular test is looking for in my blood.  You know like diseses or something.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Differential WBC is done to find out which portion of WBC are raised. Raised neutrophils are found in bacterial infection, raised lymphocytes are found in viral infections such as glandular fever and lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), raised eosinophils are found in parasitic infections, asthma, or allergic reactions and raised monocyte and basophils are found in monocytic leukemia, chronic ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis and leukemia or lymphoma respectively.
Elevated WBC or leukocytosis may be caused by several conditions including bacterial infection, inflammation, leukemia, lymphoma, trauma, use of certain drugs (steroids, antiseizure medications), myeloproliferative disorders of the bone marrow (chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia), inflammatory bowel disorders (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), burns or stress (physical or emotional).  Depending on your symptoms further evaluation will be required.
Low platelets are found in Vit B12 and folic acid deficiency, leukemias, lymphomas, decreased production of thrombopoietin by liver, Dengue fever, HIV, hemolytic anemias, etc. Platelets are high in rheumatoid arthritis, some bone marrow disorders like myeloproliferative disorders (polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, idiopathic myelofibrosis and chronic myeloid leukemia).
Hence as you cans see the tests show a wide variety of disorders. Take care!

681148 tn?1437661591
That is simply a complete blood count and nutrient panel.  It is one of the most basic blood tests.  It should test your iron levels and not just your red blood cell count.  Size matters to determine anemia.

So, it will count your blood cells, and it will determine cholesterol levels and iron, and your basic vitamin panels.  Be sure they include your vitamin D levels.
1682314 tn?1305030757
its a compleate blood work up
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