High blood homocysteine levels can damage the arteries' linings or cause the blood to clot more easily than it should.
C-reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in the body. And it can draw attention to disease processes long before they become symptomatic.Systemic inflammation has emerged as a powerful predictor of degenerative diseases affecting the heart, eyes, and mind. It can help to predict the onset of type 2 diabetes. Homocysteine is an amino acid in our bodies. High levels can be problematic, indicating higher risks for heart attack, poor mental function, and bone fracture.
Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests. It frequently occurs as part of a regular checkup. It can aid in the evaluation of signs such as weakness, exhaustion, and bruises and diagnosis of illnesses such as anemia, leukemia, malaria, and infection.
Total concentration amount of hemoglobin present in the blood (Hgb)
Fraction of blood composed of red blood cells (Hct)
Hemoglobin volume in each RBC (mean corpuscular volume [MCV])
Weight of hemoglobin in each RBC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin [MCH])
The proportion of hemoglobin in each RBC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration [MCHC])
Number of platelets, which are critical to the formation of the clot
MCV, MCH, and MCHC values help diagnose various types of anemia
Normal ranges for a CBC
Normal range Hgb:
Men: 13.0 to 17.0 g/dL
Women: 11.5 to 15.5 g/dL
Hematocrit normal range:
Men: 40 to 55 percent
Women: 36 to 48 percent
Platelet count normal range:
Adult: 150,000 to 400,000/mL
White blood cell normal range:
Adult: 5,000 to 10,000/mL. Among other blood components, this test counts your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. CBC is used to assess nutritional status, screen for diseases, and ascertain general health conditions.