Dr. Nabili received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His graduate training included a specialized fellowship in public health where his research focused on environmental health and health-care delivery and management.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
The complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most commonly ordered blood
tests by doctors. To understand this test, it is important to know that the
blood generally consists of two major parts; plasma and cellular
elements. The plasma is the part of the blood that is liquid which allows the
blood to flow easily. The other part of the blood consists of blood cells or
The major cells in the blood are white blood cells
(WBC), red blood cells (RBC), and platelets. Each of these types of cells carries out specific and
The complete blood count test measures the quantity of
all the different types of cells in the blood. It also provides some valuable
information on other parameters related to each type of blood cell.