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 Josue, a 15-year-old from Honduras who had recently spent about six weeks in a hospital for malnutrition and blood count abnormalities, likely had undiagnosed cystic fibrosis, Dr. Steptoe decided after examining him. New York Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Those results showed that my white blood count was really high. Colleen Murphy,, 24 Nov. 2021 Your doctor might advise you to have regular blood tests since this medication can lower your white blood count. Korin Miller, SELF, 12 Nov. 2021 Glatter said it’s important to monitor white blood count, as mentioned by Clinton’s doctors. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 16 Oct. 2021 Your doctor may order various lab tests, including a complete blood count to rule out other bleeding disorders, as well as an ultrasound to help identify the location and size of the possible fibroids. Korin Miller, SELF, 6 Oct. 2021 Despite these encouraging trends, some Americans remain reluctant to get one due to concerns about severe adverse effects, such as blood clots and blood count abnormalities recently reported with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Joshua Liao, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 If a second miscarriage occurs, women should be offered an appointment at a dedicated miscarriage clinic for full blood count and thyroid function tests, as well as a discussion of their risk factors. Katie Hunt, CNN, 26 Apr. 2021 In pathology, and specifically for complete blood count (CBC), first-generation automation has been applied since the 1960s by running cells through pipes using a technology called flow cytometry. Sarah Levy, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 16 May. 2022.

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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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