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What are the components of the complete blood count?

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The complete blood count lists a number of many important values. Typically, it includes the following:

  • White blood cell count (WBC or leukocyte count).
  • WBC differential count.
  • Red blood cell count (RBC or erythrocyte count).
  • Hematocrit (Hct).
  • Hemoglobin (Hbg).
  • Mean corpuscular volume (MCV).
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).
  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
  • Red cell distribution width (RDW).
  • Platelet count.
  • Mean platelet volume (MPV).

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