A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test panel that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.
Low haemoglobin suggests a person has anaemia. The reasons for this would then need to be investigated, such as a poor diet or conditions causing internal bleeding. High haemoglobin could indicate lung disease or bone marrow problems.
Low white blood cell count. Bone marrow problems, including bone marrow cancer, may be indicated if the test shows a low white blood cell count. It could also be due to a viral infection or be down to a persons genetic make-up and of no clinical significance. It is also important to monitor the white cell count during chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
High white blood cell counts may suggest the body is fighting off an infection, or in rare cases, it might be a sign of leukaemia or blood cancer.
Low platelet counts could also signify a viral infection. It could also be due to an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system turns on itself attacking healthy tissue.
High platelet counts can mean inflammatory conditions, an infection, or bone marrow conditions.