ISSN 2398-2950      

Hematology: complete blood count (CBC)

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Overview

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.
  • Blood smears can be examined in practice. Some in-hospital analyzers or cell counting methods now available.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • Generally moderate to low unless blood parasites are recognized.

Specificity

  • Generally moderate to low unless blood parasites are recognized.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Cowell R L, Tyler R D & Meinkoth J H (1999) Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat. 2nd edn. Mosby, USA.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, USA
  • Jain N C (1993) Essentials of Veterinary Haematology. Lea & Febiger, USA.

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