CBP - Complete Blood Picture
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What diseases can CBC help to detect
CBC can help to detect various conditions that include anemia of various etiologies, autoimmune disorders, bone marrow disorders, dehydration, infections, inflammation, hemoglobin abnormalities, leukemia, low platelets, lymphoma, myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndrome, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and cancer that has spread to bone marrow.
What other tests can be advised by the doctor if CBC results are not normal
The other tests which can be advised entirely depend on the suspected condition or disease. In the case of abnormal WBC results, the culture of the affected area is advised such as blood culture, urine culture, and sputum culture. Tests for viruses like mononucleosis or EBV can be advised. In case inflammation is suspected, a CRP or ESR test may be advised. In the case of abnormal RBC results, the other test advised can include reticulocyte count, iron stud