Full Blood Count

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Also known as: FBC
Formal name: Full blood count

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine general health status and to screen for a variety of disorders, such as anaemia and infection, inflammation nutritional status and exposure to toxic substances

When to Get Tested?

As part of a routine medical examination or as determined by your doctor

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm or a finger-prick or heel-prick (newborns)

Test Preparation Needed?