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CBC: Optimizing Use of an Everyday Blood Test

Hematologist Neil Dunavin, MD, a specialist in blood cancers and BMT, elucidates the commonly ordered yet imperfectly understood complete blood count, with guidance on which differential type to order and which results call for investigation. He discusses abnormalities – with causes ranging from sleep apnea to viral infections to rare cancers – and when to consider referral.


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April 19, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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