Definition of blood count in US English:

blood count


  • 1A determination of the number of corpuscles in a specific volume of blood.

    • ‘Preoperative tests include complete blood count, urinalysis, and preparation for autologous donation if needed.’
    • ‘The patients selected for the study had a normal physical examination, electrocardiogram and blood count.’
    • ‘A complete blood count and urinalysis were normal.’
    • ‘Because of the side effects of these medications, the complete blood count should be evaluated at the initiation of therapy and monthly thereafter.’
    • ‘Routine blood work includes a complete blood count and electrolyte panel.’
    • ‘The nurse gave the patient written orders to obtain a preoperative complete blood count and pregnancy test.’
    1. 1.1 The number of corpuscles found by taking a blood count.
      ‘a low blood count’
      • ‘Dad had to stop in hospital over night as his blood count was so low the doctors wondered how he was still vertical.’
      • ‘If your blood counts are very low, if you're very ill or if you have other serious health conditions, you may need to be admitted to the hospital for intravenous antibiotics.’
      • ‘My doctor told me that I had a low blood count, which might help to explain why I have been feeling so tired lately.’
      • ‘The doctors said his blood counts are all too low.’
      • ‘Your blood count is extremely low so we're giving you some more.’
      • ‘If your blood counts are low, your treatments may be delayed while your body builds more cells.’
      • ‘They knew her blood count was very low and we were worried as this is very dangerous if you are pregnant.’
      • ‘If your blood counts are low, you might feel tired, making it difficult to concentrate.’
      • ‘Initially, George's speech and learning delay were considered the priority because despite his low blood count his health was quite good.’
      • ‘Life has fallen into a languid pattern, my voice unreliable and my blood count chronically low and I tend to spend a lot of time asleep.’


blood count

/ˈbləd ˌkount//ˈbləd ˌkaʊnt/