Red Blood Cell Count

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Also known as: RBC count

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To evaluate any change in the number of red blood cells in your blood

When to Get Tested?

As part of a full blood count (FBC), which may be requested for a variety of reasons.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or by a finger-prick (children and adults) or heel-prick (newborns)

Test Preparation Needed?