A Measure of Your Health

Complete blood counts (CBCs) are used to measure how many cells of different types are in your bloodstream. Blood is collected by inserting a needle into a vein and allowing the blood to flow into a tube. The blood sample is sent to the laboratory, and the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are counted. The CBC is used to test for, diagnose and monitor many different conditions.

Although everyone has different amounts of blood cells in their body, there is a normal range for each type of blood cell to do its job and keep you well.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) Chart

Test Result

Ref. Range

WHITE BLOOD CELLS

4.0 – 11.0

RED BLOOD CELLS

3.90 – 5.20

HEMOGLOBIN

12.0 – 16.0

HEMATOCRIT

36.0 – 47.0

MCV

82.0 – 97.0

MCH

27.0 – 33.4

MCHC

32.5 – 35.5

PLATELETS

130 – 400

NEUTROPHIL

%  38 – 70

LYMPHOCYTES

%  20 – 45

MONOCYTES

%  2 – 14

EOSINOPHIL

%   0 – 5

BASOPHIL

%   0 – 2

NEUTROPHILS

1.52 – 7.70

LYMPHOCYTES

0.80 – 4.95

MONOCYTES

0 – 1.54

EOSINOPHIL

0 – 0.55

BASOPHIL

0 – 0.22

 

This range will vary depending on your age, sex, and many other factors.