Understanding Your Complete Blood Count

This document helps aims at educating about complete blood count. A complete blood count, often referred to as a CBC, is a common blood test. A CBC provides detailed information about three types of cells in your blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. These blood cells are made in the bone marrow, the spongy tissue filling the center of your bones. Bone marrow in the skull, sternum (breastbone), ribs, vertebral column (backbone), and pelvis produces these blood cells. Dioxide is exhaled. Hemoglobin is measured in grams per deciliter (g/dL) of blood.

Provided by: National Institutes of Health Topic: Software Date Added: Mar 2001 Format: PDF

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