What is Complete Blood Count CBC?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Blood tests

A complete blood count or CBC is used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. It is actually a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood including red cells, white cells, platelets, hemoglobin and hematocrit.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 7 0
General health 3 0
Increase effect of another treatment 3 0
Breast cancer 1 0
Elevated liver enzymes 1 0
Iron deficiency anemia 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

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Complete Blood Count CBC

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

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped having Complete Blood Count CBC and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Corticosteroids 1
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