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Complete Blood Count (CBC) (cont.)

Components of Complete Blood Count

The complete blood count measures many important values pertaining to the blood cells. The complete blood count interpretation is done by doctors by looking at these important components.

The complete blood count generally includes the following components:

The main components are the blood cells such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. The other components represent additional information about these cells including their size, color, function, and maturity.

The white blood cell (WBC) differential refers to number of the different types of white blood cells are that typically seen in the blood. The WBC differential cells (different types of WBCs that have specific functions) routinely reported in a complete blood count are neutrophils, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils, and monocytes.

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