Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
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Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
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Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

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A Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test assesses the different types of blood cells in your body, including platelets as well as both red and white blood cells.

Our kits are suitable for human use only and for adults aged 18+

To ensure prompt processing of your samples, kindly remember to have them collected and sent on weekdays (Mondays to Thursdays). Our Laboratory can run the tests on these specific biomarkers within 24 hours of receiving the samples. 

 

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Biomarkers
  • MPV
  • Haematocrit
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • WBC
  • Eosinophils
  • Monocytes
  • Platelet Count
  • Haemoglobin
  • MCV
  • RBC
  • Basophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Neutrophils
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  • Biomarkers
  • Information

Mean platelet volume (MPV)

Platelet count is a medical test that measures the number of platelets in your blood. Platelets are small cells that help your blood clot. A low platelet count can be a sign of a serious health problem, such as leukaemia or cancer. If you have a low platelet count, your doctor will likely order more tests to find out the cause.

Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC)

The mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is a measure of the average amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells. A high MCHC indicates that the red blood cells have more haemoglobin than normal. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions. A low MCHC indicates that the red blood cells have less haemoglobin than normal. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions.

Haemoglobin

Haemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body. A high haemoglobin level indicates a higher than normal level of oxygen in the blood. This can be a sign of dehydration or other conditions. A low haemoglobin level indicates a lower than normal level of oxygen in the blood. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions.

Red Blood Cell (RBC)

Red Blood Cells are contained in the bloodstream. The function of red blood cells is to supply oxygen to the tissues of the body. Red Blood Cells are produced in the bone marrow. They contain haemoglobin which is important for oxygen transportation.

Basophils

Basophils are white blood cells involved in fighting infection and disease. They flood to the site of an injury or infection and create symptoms that alert the body to a problem. They can be involved in some autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Monocytes

A Monocytes is a type of white blood cell that circulate in the blood. They fight infection and disease by attacking bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Monocytes develop into macrophages, which are large white blood cells that eat bacteria and other foreign material and are found in all tissues of the body. Lymphocytes are another type of white blood cell. They make up a large percentage of the total number of white blood cells in the body.

Haematocrit

The haematocrit is a measure of the proportion of red blood cells in the blood. It is normally about 40% for men and 38% for women. A high haematocrit indicates a higher than normal level of red blood cells, which can be a sign of dehydration or other conditions. A low haematocrit indicates a lower than normal level of red blood cells, which can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions.

Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH)

Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) is a measure of the average amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells. A high MCH indicates that the red blood cells have more haemoglobin than normal. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions. A low MCH indicates that the red blood cells have less haemoglobin than normal. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions.

Platelet Count

Platelet count is a medical test that measures the number of platelets in your blood. Platelets are small cells that help your blood clot. A low platelet count can be a sign of a serious health problem, such as leukaemia or cancer. If you have a low platelet count, your doctor will likely order more tests to find out the cause.

Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)

The mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measure of the average size of red blood cells. A high MCV indicates that the red blood cells are larger than normal. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions. A low MCV indicates that the red blood cells are smaller than normal.

White Blood Cell (WBC)

White Blood Cells, also referred to as leucocytes play one of the most important roles in fighting infections and viruses in the body. White Blood Cells, just like Red Blood Cells are produced in the bone marrow of the body and are a part of the immune system of the body. An abnormal range of White Blood Cells indicates an infection or inflammation in the body.

Eosinophils

Eosinophils are white blood cells that aid in fighting infection and disease within the body. They are produced in the bone marrow and make up a tiny percentage of the total number of white blood cells in the body. When a chemical signal is released somewhere in the body showing an infection or injury, the eosinophils move to the affected area and cause symptoms. They play a role in allergic reactions and create symptoms such as hives, swelling and shortness of breath. 

Neutrophils

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell produced in the bone marrow. They make up the largest percentage of the total number of white blood cells in the body and play a major role in inflammatory responses. Neutrophils help to fight infection and disease by attacking bacteria, viruses, and parasites while they circulate in the blood. When they are needed, they are attracted to the site of an infection or injury by chemicals released by other cells. They can cause symptoms such as swelling, redness, and pain. They may also be involved in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Red blood cell distribution width (RDW)

The red blood cell distribution width (RDW);is a measure of the variation in the size of red blood cells. A high RDW indicates that the red blood cells are of different sizes. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions. A low RDW indicates that the red blood cells are of similar sizes. This can be a sign of anaemia or other conditions.

Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert

A FBC blood test will broadly give an idea of the quantity, size and shape of red cells, the quantity and differential of your white blood cells, and the cells that help manage to clot.

Abnormalities can usually prompt further testing into issues or appropriate treatment.

Suppose you have been advised to take this test. In that case, it is important to note that an FBC can also be useful as a monitoring exercise to look at trends of specific cells from previous results or monitoring certain medication side effects.

When is a full blood count requested?

A full blood count is usually requested as part of a routine health check-up. It may also be requested if a person has symptoms which could be due to a problem with their blood cells. These symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • breathlessness
  • palpitations (an awareness of heartbeats)
  • dizziness or light headedness
  • headache
  • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal
  • recurrent infections
  • weight loss
  • bone pain

Additional Information

A full blood count (FBC) is a common blood test that measures the levels of different types of blood cells in your body. This test can help identify and diagnose various health conditions.


The FBC measures the following:

- Red blood cells (RBCs): These cells carry oxygen throughout your body. Low RBC counts can indicate anemia, which is a condition caused by low iron levels or blood loss. High RBC counts can indicate dehydration or polycythemia, a condition in which there are too many red blood cells in the body.

- White blood cells (WBCs): These cells help fight infection. Low WBC counts can indicate a weakened immune system or sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by infection. High WBC counts can indicate an infection or inflammation.

- Hemoglobin: This protein in red blood cells carries oxygen. Low hemoglobin levels can indicate anemia.

- Platelets: These cells help your blood clot. Low platelet counts can indicate a problem with the clotting process, which can lead to excessive bleeding. High platelet counts can indicate thrombocythemia, a condition in which there are too many platelets in the body.


Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test at Home

If you're having a blood test, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you're pregnant or have any other health conditions.

The FBC may also be used to monitor the effects of cancer treatments or to check for signs of leukemia or other types of cancer.

Why have a FBC Blood Test

It's important to have your blood checked as it's a vital part of your body functioning. The blood is responsible for many vital responses within the body. If your any of the vital proteins, enzymes or cells within the blood are not at healthy levels, it could be the cause of some illnesses.

38%
of pregnant women globally have anaemia
according to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) iron deficiency affects 500 million people worldwide. It will also affect 29% of non-pregnant women during childbearing years due to iron loss through menstruation. During childbearing years, there is a higher incidence of iron deficiency anaemia in women because they lose iron through menstruation and pregnancy.
14%
of non pregnant women in the UK are likely to have anaemia
according to NICE, 23% of pregnant women in the UK are likely to have anaemia. Iron deficiency anaemia remains a significant problem in the developed world and has a prevalence of 2–5% among adult men and postmenopausal women, and it is the reason for 4–13% of referrals to gastroenterologists

Experts Opinion FBC Tests

"A Full blood count (FBC) is a standard test performed by health professionals. This test can be used when a patient is unwell and even used to screen for other disorders associated with bleeding, blood cancers, and anaemias."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Experts Opinion FBC Tests

How to take a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test Test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test Information

Specification of Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

  • Test name: Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
  • Also known as & related tests: Complete blood count (CBC) test, Full blood panel, Blood cell count test
  • Biomarkers: MPV, Haematocrit, MCHC, RDW, WBC, Eosinophils, Monocytes, Platelet Count, Haemoglobin, MCV, RBC, Basophils, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils
  • Test tube: EDTA (Purple microtainer)
  • Brand: Welzo
  • Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
  • Lab test ranges:
  • Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
  • Location of Lab: United Kingdom

What is a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

A Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.

What does a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test for? 

A Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test tests for the following: MPV, Haematocrit, MCHC, RDW, WBC, Eosinophils, Monocytes, Platelet Count, Haemoglobin, MCV, RBC, Basophils, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils.

What are the benefits of a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

Checking your health through the use of Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.

Can a GP review my Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test.

Are Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Tests available on the NHS?

The NHS offers Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test Kit and Ordering

How can a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test be ordered?

A Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.

What is included in the Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test test kit?

The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:

  • 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
  • 1 x Free Return Label 
  • 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
  • 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
  • EDTA (Purple microtainer)

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test Biomarkers and Results

What biomarkers are tested for in a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers: MPV, Haematocrit, MCHC, RDW, WBC, Eosinophils, Monocytes, Platelet Count, Haemoglobin, MCV, RBC, Basophils, Lymphocytes, Neutrophils

What are the results ranges for a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test.

What is a normal test range for Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test Procedure and Timing

When should a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test be taken?

It is best to take a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test first thing in the morning.

How long does a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test take?

The typical turnaround for a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.

Are there any special preparations required before taking the Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?

We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.

What is the best time to post my Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

The best time to return your Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.

What sample is required for a Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test?

The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a EDTA (Purple microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.

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