- the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood.
Origin of blood count
First recorded in 1895–1900
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- the number of red and white blood corpuscles and platelets in a specific sample of bloodSee haemocytometer
- Calculation of the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a cubic millimeter of blood by counting the cells in an accurate volume of diluted blood.
- The determination of the percentages of various types of white blood cells observed in a stained film of blood.
- Complete blood count.
- See complete blood count.
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