Complete Blood Count

Jun 21st, 2015
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The most commonly performed blood test is the complete blood count, which is a basic component of cellular components of blood (RBC, WBC, and platelets). Automated machine perform this test in less than one minute on a small drop of blood.

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II. PATIENT PROFILEWard: Manila Health CenterDate of Admission: 22nd of May 2014Pt. Name (Initials): J.C.Address: 2728 Lamayan St. Sta. Ana, ManilaAge: 27 years oldGender: FemaleDate of Birth: November 20, 1987Educational Status: High School GraduateReligion: CatholicNationality: FilipinoCivil Status: MarriedOccupation: HelperHealth Care Financing: N/AInformant: SelfReliability: 100% Admission Data1. Chief Complaint: Neck mass2. Initially Diagnosis: Non-toxic goiter3. Final Diagnosis: Non-toxic goiter4. Attending Physician: IX. DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES / LABORATORY RESULTSComplete Blood Count (CBC)The most commonly performed blood test is the complete blood count, which is a basic component of cellular components of blood (RBC, WBC, and platelets). Automated machine perform this test in less than one minute on a small drop of blood. The CBC is supplemented in most instances by examination of blood cells under a microscope.The CBC determines the number of red blood cells and the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. In addition, the size of red blood cells is usually assessed and can alert laboratory workers to the presence of abnormally shaped red blood cells (which may then be further characterized by microscopic examination). Abnormal red blood cells may be fragmented or shaped like tear drops, crescents needles, or a variety of other forms. Knowing the specific shape or size of red blood cells can help a doctor diagnosed a p

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