What is the role of a complete red cell (CBC) count in the workup of breast milk jaundice?

Updated: Dec 07, 2017
  • Author: Prashant G Deshpande, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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A complete blood cell (CBC) count with reticulocyte count. Findings may include the following:

  • Polycythemia (hematocrit level >65%)

  • Anemia (hematocrit level <40%)

  • Neutropenia, high neutrophil count, and/or a predominance of immature polymorphonuclear neutrophil forms to total neutrophil ratio above 0.2: These finding suggest sepsis


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