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    Complete Blood Count (CBC)

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    Red cell distribution width (RDW) 1
    Normal:

    11.5%-14.5%

    Platelet (thrombocyte) count 1
    Adults:

    140,000-400,000 platelets per mm3 or 140-400 x 109/L

    Children:

    150,000-450,000 platelets per mm 3 or 150-450 x 109/L

    Mean platelet volume (MPV) 1
    Adults:

    7.4-10.4 mcm3 or 7.4-10.4 fL

    Children:

    7.4-10.4 mcm3 or 7.4-10.4 fL

    Blood smear
    Normal:

    Blood cells are normal in shape, size, color, and number.

    High values

    Red blood cell (RBC)
    White blood cell (WBC, leukocyte)
    Platelets
    • High platelet values may be seen with bleeding, iron deficiency, some diseases like cancer, or problems with the bone marrow.

    Low values

    Red blood cell (RBC)
    White blood cell (WBC, leukocyte)
    Platelets
    • Low platelet values can occur in pregnancy or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and other conditions that affect how platelets are made or that destroy platelets.
    • A large spleen can lower the platelet count.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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