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complete blood count

noun
1.
a diagnostic test that determines the exact numbers of each type of blood cell in a fixed quantity of blood.
Abbreviation: CBC.
Also called blood profile.
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blood profile in Medicine

blood profile n.
See complete blood count.

complete blood count n.
Abbr. CBC
A combination of totals from the red blood cell count, white blood cell count, erythrocyte indices, hematocrit, and differential blood count. Also called blood profile.

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blood profile in Science
complete blood count
  (kəm-plēt')   
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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