Blood test, performed to assess the number of blood cells in an individual. The following are the main blood cells whose counts can be evaluated by the blood count, the main ones are:

  • Red Cells;
  • Neutrophils;
  • Lymphocytes;
  • Platelets;
  • Rods.

In oncology, the blood count can be used to diagnose or monitor the evolution of hematological neoplasms, or to monitor possible side effects of the treatment, such as:

  • Anemia;
  • Neutropenia;
  • Thrombocytopenia.
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