What is a complete blood count? How does it show if I have anemia?
MDS-related anemia experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, explain how a blood test known as a complete blood count (CBC) can tell patients whether they have anemia. Doctors can identify anemia based on any of three values in your CBC. These are your red blood cell (RBC) count, hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (HCT). The patient and doctor will decide together which one of these values to track over time.
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