blood cell count

A test to check the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a sample of blood. Also called complete blood count and CBC.

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  • white blood cell count — white cell count leukocyte c …   Medical dictionary

  • complete blood cell count — noun see complete blood count …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell count — n a count of cells esp. of the blood or other body fluid in a standard volume (as a cubic millimeter) …   Medical dictionary

  • blood cell — noun either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets • Syn: ↑blood corpuscle, ↑corpuscle • Derivationally related forms: ↑corpuscular (for: ↑corpuscle) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell count — noun : a count of cells especially of a body fluid (as blood) in a standard volume (as a cubic millimeter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • differential cell count — n a count of cells that includes a separate count for each type of cell esp differential blood count …   Medical dictionary

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  • Red cell count — The number of red blood cells (RBCs) in a volume of blood. The normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4.2 5.9 million cells/cmm. This can also be referred to as the erythrocyte count and can be expressed in… …   Medical dictionary

  • T cell count — noun a count of the T cells in the blood as an indication of the state of the immune system …   Australian English dictionary

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