What is the role of CBC count in the workup of abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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A complete blood cell (CBC) count can help to determine the patient's current hemodynamic status, but findings are not reliable for estimating acute blood loss.

In an acute hemorrhage, the fall in hematocrit value lags several hours behind the bleeding and may be falsely decreased by the administration of crystalloid fluids during resuscitation.


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