Understanding Your CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test Results

 About the CBC Blood Test and It’s Results

The CBC (Complete Blood Count) test is perhaps the most common blood test out there.

Here’s a few reasons why you’d want to get the CBC test:

  • During a Routine Health Examination 
  • Showing signs or symptoms related to blood cell disorders
  • Signs of Fatigue or weakness
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Routinely During Chemotherapy
  • Known issues with red blood cells, white blood cells or anemia

What Does the Complete Blood Count Test Measure in the Blood?

So let’s assume you’ve already got the test. To really understand what your results mean, let’s take a look at what exactly the CBC is testing for.

CBC test results
An example of someone’s CBC Results. You can see their results are right in the standard range.

What Do Each of These Test Markers Mean?

Here is a short video that goes into quick detail about all of these markers, what they mean and what a high or low reading indicates.

Take a quick moment to review the video.

If your test results have indicated some imbalances, you might need to get further testing.

Also, be aware that many factors can influence your test results.

If you got a very abnormal result it is possible that there was a fluke, and it is always a good idea to get a second test run to be sure that you aren’t treating a condition that isn’t really there.

If you would like to order a blood test through an online vendor, where you will have your blood drawn at a nearby clinic and your results mailed to you, I work with and recommend True Health Labs.

They provide an inexpensive option, with no worry about co-pays or insurance. Additionally the lead doctor of the program will give you a free phone or skype consultation about your results to give you advice about what the blood readings have to say about you, which can be very helpful.

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