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What is a Full Blood Count?

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What is a Full Blood Count?
A Full Blood Count (FBC) is a very common clinical procedure and often the “starting point” for most medical investigations. A FBC not only tests for disorders and abnormalities of the blood but, as blood travels throughout the whole body, it can give an indication of disease present in other organs.
A FBC, as the name suggests, is used to obtain a count of the blood cells in the sample of blood taken. The counts from this small sample are used to estimate the levels of different blood cells within your body’s blood system.
Blood is made up from three main types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The number of cells present, the size and proportions of these cells, and the haemoglobin level are measured in a FBC. Haemoglobin is the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells.
Most FBCs come back with cell numbers in the normal range. About 5% of people that are tested will have a minor blood count abnormality. If there are symptoms associated with this abnormality, they can usually be treated quite easily. Sometimes, however, a full blood count can present abnormal results that are indicative of more serious diseases.
Abnormal numbers of a specific type of blood cell can be indicative of specific problems. If you have an abnormal blood count, your doctor will determine what treatment is necessary.
Run your FBC at a very cheap rate. Get your result within a minute and its 99.99% accurate.
Visit us today at Mowokekere Health Centre, Mowokekere town, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Call 09015723229 to place your appointment and inquiries.
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