What is complete blood count?

Also known as: CBC.

A complete blood count is a common blood test that’s often taken during physicals or other medical checkups. It provides an evaluation of overall health, and also checks for certain disorders such as infection, anemia, leukemia, immune system disorders and other diseases.


Reviewed by: Steven J. Melnick, PhD, MD

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