blood count


Definition of blood count

: the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood also : the number of cells so determined

Examples of blood count in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Liver function abnormalities, disordered electrolytes, elevated white blood count — all could be explained by temporary complete lack of blood flow. H. Lee Kagan, Discover Magazine, "What's Causing a Woman's Roller-Coaster Ride of Cardiac Arrest?," 27 Oct. 2019 In order to make a diagnosis, your OB-GYN will order a blood count, measure your hormone levels, and do a transvaginal ultrasound. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Here's Why You Might Experience Dizziness During Your Period — and Why You Shouldn't Ignore It," 16 Aug. 2019 There’s my dry-erase calendar, filled with Magic-Markered numbers reporting daily blood counts and smudgy guest registries, most erased and rewritten. Jason Sheeler, Vogue, "How George Michael, A Buddhist Monk, and A Stripper Saved My Life," 14 Feb. 2019 For some routine tests, including blood counts, standard ranges were determined decades ago based on studies of soldiers, Jha says. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Even if a medical test shows an abnormality, you may not need to worry about it," 3 June 2018 Although his symptoms were flu-like, about a quarter of patients in the global trial had severe or life-threatening reactions, including low blood counts and infections. Marie Mccullough,, "FDA expands approval for world's first T-cell therapy," 1 May 2018 Blood tests: Comprehensive blood count (CBC) blood test with differential; comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP); thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); cholesterol (lipids) blood test. Jeanne Pinder,, "What's in our database? Prices, prices and more prices," 20 Feb. 2018 His complete blood count, to include his white blood cell count, his hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelet count were all normal. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The White House Doctor Called President Trump's Health 'Excellent.' Here's the Full Summary of His Physical Exam," 18 Jan. 2018 Common side effects include nausea, fatigue, respiratory infections and blood count problems. Linda A. Johnson, Houston Chronicle, "FDA OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer," 13 Jan. 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2019

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“Blood count.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of blood count

: the number of cells in someone's blood

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Medical Definition of blood count

: the determination of the blood cells in a definite volume of blood also : the number of cells so determined — see complete blood count, differential blood count

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