complete blood cell count


complete blood cell count
noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Complete blood count — A set values of the cellular (formed elements) of blood. These measurements are generally determined by specially designed machines that analyze the different components of blood in less than a minute. The values generally included are the… …   Medical dictionary

  • complete blood count — noun counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood • Syn: ↑CBC, ↑blood profile • Hypernyms: ↑blood count * * * noun also complete blood cell count …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Red blood cell distribution width — The red blood cell distribution width, or RDW, is a measure of the variation of red blood cell width that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. Usually red blood cells are a standard size of about 6 8μm. Certain disorders,… …   Wikipedia


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