FULL BLOOD COUNT TEST QUICKLY CONTACT
This blood test involves taking approximately 4 mls of blood from a vein or artery. As the name suggests this test ‘counts’ the number of each of the different blood cells in the blood.
Haemoglobin or ‘Hb’ is an indication of those parts of the blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A low Hb is called anaemia. A blood transfusion may be required if the Hb is considered to be too low. The white cell count (WCC) is an indication of infection or inflammation in the body. Platelets form an integral part of the clotting mechanism of the blood.
A FBC is usually done on admission and then daily. If blood transfusions are required or there is a concern regarding bleeding the FBC will be done more frequently. QUICKLY CONTACT