Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What is the evidence for screening with a CBC (Complete Blood Count) in asymptomatic^ non-pregnant adults?

Bottom Line:
CBC or its components should NOT be ordered for screening asymptomatic non-pregnant adults as it does not reduce mortality. When CBC is tested routinely without cause^ up to 11% are abnormal but <1% require management change. It is unclear which patients benefit and serious disease is virtually never found.

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Publication Date: 2017-5-15
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-05-31 00:41:19