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What does a complete blood count (CBC) do for epilepsy?

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A CBC measures:

  • The number of red blood cells (which carry oxygen from the lungs throughout the body)
  • The number of white blood cells (which fight infection)
  • Platelets (which help the blood clot in case of a injury or bleeding)
  • Hemoglobin (the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen)
  • Hematocrit (the percentage of blood that is made up of red blood cells)
  • Mean corpuscular volume (size of the red blood cells)

From: Epilepsy and Blood Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The University Hospital - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCE: The University Hospital - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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