Haematology Watch

Haematology Watch, Vol 2, Issue 2.


Normal Ranges for Complete Blood Count:

Where Do We Stand?

Dr. Mehmood-ul-Hasan

Complete blood count (CBC), or Blood CP, is one of the routine laboratory tests being highly relied upon. Not only does it give primary information about haematological diseases but also non-haematological issues, as well as responses to different therapies. The normal ranges for CBC are borrowed from west. Moreover, they are not gender- and age-oriented especially in children and old people. Even the available foreign data is "poorly digestible" to novices due to complex computable values. Until we gather our own data, we present a simplified version of the western data which shows those parameters which are routinely used in our setup in most hospitals of Pakistan.