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a diagnostic test that determines the exact numbers of each type of blood cell in a fixed quantity of blood.
Abbreviation: CBC.
Contemporary Examples

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complete blood count
A count performed as a diagnostic laboratory test, indicating the red blood cell count and the white blood cell count in one microliter of whole blood and other quantitative information about blood composition, such as cell volume, hematocrit, and hemoglobin content. This information is used in the diagnosis of anemia, infections, and other medical disorders.


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