What is the role of a complete blood count (CBC) in the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A complete blood count (CBC) with differential demonstrates anemia and thrombocytopenia to varying degrees. Patients with AML can have high, normal, or low white blood cell (WBC) counts.


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