Full Blood Count, also known as a haematology profile, the FBC or CBC provides information on white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
Why get a Full Blood Count blood test?
A Full Blood Count, (FBC blood test), is usually requested for patients who may be unwell and can be used to screen for issues such as anaemia, infection and bleeding. What does the test measure?
White Blood Cell Count
The WBC (white blood cell) count is a common test within a health assessment and is a measure of your body's ability to fight infection.
A normal WBC level can be interpreted as a sign that the first line of defence against invasion by bacteria or other disease-causing organisms is intact and functioning.Moderately elevated white cell counts are a sign of acute infection, while very high counts of abnormal white cells are encountered with leukaemia (a relatively rare form of blood cancer).
Red Blood Cell Count
The RBC (red blood cell) count is the number of red blood cells present. It can vary considerably, and a marginally low or high health screening reading may not imply a problem.
Significantly reduced numbers within any health check can be associated with anaemia (a deficiency in red cell production, or excessive loss of blood), and very high numbers are seen in polycythaemia (a condition which can be caused by smoking, living at altitude or just because the bone marrow makes too many red cells).
This test is available at our walk in clinic in Central London, a Nurse will take the blood required.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turn around time for Full Blood Count results are 1 working day. Results will be emailed to the patient once they're ready.
Available at our clinic in London
Test Name: Full Blood Count Profile (Haematology Profile)
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 1 working day or less
Test Inclusions: Tests for HCT, Red Cell Count, MCV,MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet Count, MPV, White Cell Count, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosiophils, Basophils
Special Instructions: Standard Haematology Profile. Information on Red & White Blood cells & Platelets. Incl & 5 part diff
Although we do offer a walk in service we advise that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation that the named patient calls Patient Reception to check opening times before attending.
We Guarantee that you will receive your results in or before the stated number of working days of the longest test analysis within your pathology request. Our working days end at 5 pm. If you do not we will refund your money for the tests that are late.