What is Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Blood test

A complete blood count (CBC) provides information on the body's ability to carry oxygen to the cells as well as the size of the blood cells. A CBC measures red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. A differential includes additional information about white blood cells.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 5 1
General health 4 0
Doctor recommendation 2 0
Evaluation/monitoring 2 0
Abdominal pain 1 0
Fatigue 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential

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Based on patients currently having Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
every 3 months 1
every 8 weeks 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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