Hematology at a Glance: What Are You Missing without a CBC?

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The complete blood count (CBC) is a common diagnostic test; however, many times, is not included in the minimum database. This webinar will provide a rapid overview of the CBC, emphasizing what information is lost when it’s not included in screening healthy animals and evaluating sick patients. The CBC is highly sensitive for identifying underlying illness, characterizing severity of disease, and providing objective information regarding the progression/regression of disease. 

Discussion Topics:
  • Review the basic components of the CBC: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. 
  • Demonstrate with case examples how a CBC can provide sensitive detection of occult disease.
  • Demonstrate the value of trending CBC data during periods of both wellness and illness.
  • Discuss how frequently a CBC should be performed when monitoring a patient.
  •    Demonstrate how serial CBCs can aid in objectively monitoring success or failure of therapeutic intervention.