The At Home Complete Blood Count Test Is Encouraged If You:
- Want a routine way to monitor your general health
- Want to screen for for a variety of disorders, such as anemia or leukemia
- Are experiencing weakness, fatigue, fever, inflammation, bruising or bleeding
- Have been diagnosed with a blood disorder that affects blood cell counts
- Want monitor your health if you’re taking medications that may affect blood cell counts.
- You suspect a blood disease, infection, immune system and disorder, or other medical conditions
- Want to keep track of an existing blood disorder
You do not need to fast prior to this test.
Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
RBCs carry oxygen throughout the body and remove excess carbon dioxide. Too few RBCs may be a sign of anemia or other diseases. In rare cases, too many may cause problems with blood flow.
This means the portion of red blood cells in a certain amount of whole blood. A low hematocrit may be a sign of too much bleeding. Or it might mean that you have iron deficiency or other disorders. A higher than normal hematocrit can be caused by dehydration or other disorders.
Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body. Abnormalities can be a sign of problems ranging from anemia to lung disease.
White Blood Cell Count
Including Eosinophils, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, & Monocytes, All play a role in fighting infections. High numbers of WBCs, or of a specific type of WBC, may mean you have an infection or inflammation somewhere in your body. Low numbers of WBCs may mean you are at risk for infections.
How the size of your red blood cells varies. This test is known as red cell distribution width. For instance, you may have greater differences in red blood cell size if you have anemia.
Platelets are cell fragments that play a role in blood clotting. Too few platelets may mean you have a higher risk of bleeding. Too many may mean a number of possible conditions.
This test is known as mean corpuscular volume (MCV). MCV goes up when your red blood cells are bigger than normal. This happens if you have anemia caused by low vitamin B12 or folate levels. If your red blood cells are smaller, this can mean other types of anemia, such as iron deficiency anemia.
This test measures how much hemoglobin your red blood cells have.
Regular testing of biomarkers can act as an early detection system. Especially if you’re not getting enough sleep, have improper nutrition, substandard training, unwise lifestyle choices or weak bone health. Lab Me helps by detecting non-optimal levels of blood biomarkers . For example high levels of cortisol which is an indicator of stress.
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