White Blood Cell Count

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Also known as: WBC; Leucocyte count; White count
Related tests: Full blood count

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

If your doctor thinks that you might have an infection, inflammatory illness, immune deficiency, bone marrow disease or allergy and; to monitor treatment

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 from a finger-prick or in babies a heelprick

Test Preparation Needed?