Complete Blood Count Lab

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Complete Blood Count Lab Report Katherine Schmucker WCCC/Semester 2 A&P 2/Bio-072 Dr. Matthew Sisak February 13, 2015 Introduction: “The main objectives of the complete blood count lab were to explain the purpose of each of the following tests: RBC count, WBC count, platelet count, WBC differential, hematocrit, hemoglobin, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (College).” “A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to evaluate the patients overall health and detect disorders (Staff, Complete blood count (CBC)- Definition, 2014).” The reason for a red blood cell count to be tested and diagnosed would be to determine different kinds of anemia and other conditions that affect red blood cells (Gersten, 2014). The hemoglobin…show more content…
The red blood cell count indicated that the person’s red blood cell count was normal. The data for the white blood cell count showed that the person’s white blood cell count was also normal. Some of the results for the white blood cell differential were abnormal. The data for the neutrophils was 44 percent, which was lower than normal, since normal would be between 50-70 percent. The data obtained for the eosinophils was 4 percent, which is normal, since normal would be between 1-4 percent. The results of basophils were extremely high at a percentage of 16 percent, since the normal range should be between 0.5-1 percent. The lymphocytes data was 28 percent, which is within the normal limits of 20-40 percent. Monocytes resulted in 8 percent, which is within the normal values of 2-8 percent. The results for the platelet count pointed towards the person’s platelet count being normal. The hematocrit value was 42 percent which feel in between the normal range of values, which were 34.9-44.5 percent, which means the evaluation of the hematocrit is normal. The hemoglobin concentration and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration were both normal. Most of the results seem to be valid. The results that do not seem to be valid would be the white blood cell differential of the neutrophils and basophils. Some possible reasons why would be that the people who did the test could have messed up in the determination of the type of white blood cells that were seen. Certain potential errors like human flaws could affect the results in a negative way. No other tests would be required or useful in order to gain the complete picture of the

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