This test provides important information about red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, which are the key components of the blood.
This test provides important information about red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, which are the key components of the blood. It may be done as part of a regular checkup or if you have symptoms of an infection or a disease that can affect certain blood cell levels, such as anemia or leukemia.
In an adult, the blood sample is taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm or pricking a finger. In a baby or child, the sample may be taken by pricking a finger or heel.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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