Understanding Your Test Results: Complete Blood Count

If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis C or another medical condition, your doctor may want to perform regular blood tests to monitor your health. A common blood test is a complete blood count, also known as a "CBC."

What is a complete blood count test?

A complete blood count is a blood test that measures the levels of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in your blood. A CBC can also help your healthcare provider to evaluate your overall health.

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If your doctor has ordered a complete blood count, you may be wondering what the results mean, or whether your results are "normal." In addition to talking to your doctor, check out our guide to understanding your complete blood count below. This guide covers the different parts of a CBC test, typical ("normal") results, and some questions to ask your doctor.

Still have questions? Here are some more resources to help understand your test results:

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