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 Ask your doctor for a complete blood count panel, Sassos suggests. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, "Why Am I Always Cold? 10 Reasons Why Experts Say You're Constantly Freezing," 30 Sep. 2020 Routine lab tests found Mr. Trump's kidney, liver and thyroid function are all normal, as are his electrolytes and blood count. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Trump found to be in "very good health overall," White House doctor says," 14 Feb. 2019 Your doctors may take more precautions to support your blood counts. Dr. Laura Esserman, Time, "How to Think About Your Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19," 28 Apr. 2020 Unfortunately, this morning, his blood count was really, really low. Los Angeles Times, "As Broadway star Nick Cordero fights COVID-19, his wife believes ‘he will wake up’," 30 Apr. 2020 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

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First Known Use of blood count

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood count was in 1876

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“Blood count.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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