Complete Blood Cell Count (CBC) and Differential Count (diff) are a series of blood tests of the peripheral blood. These tests provide a tremendous amount of information about the hematologic system and many other organ systems. Since both CPC and Differential Count are inexpensively and easily performed, they are both rapidly performed as a screening test. The CBC and diff include automated multimeasurement of the following studies:
A list of CBC and Differential Blood Tests
- Red Blood Cell Count.
- Hemoglobin Test.
- Hematocrit Test.
- Red Blood Cell Indices: Includes calculation and measurement of Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), and Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW).
- White Blood Cell Count (WBC) and Differential Count.
- Absolute and Differential Neutrophil Count (polynucleated cells or “polys,” segmented cells or “segs,” band cells, stab cells).
- Absolute and Differential Lymphocyte Count.
- Differential Monocyte Count.
- Absolute and Differential Eosinophil Count.
- Absolute and Differential Basophil Count.
- Blood Smear.
- Platelet count.
- Mean Platelet Volume (MPV).