How frequently should a complete blood count (CBC) be repeated in the workup of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?

Updated: Dec 27, 2017
  • Author: Shelley C Springer, JD, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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A complete blood cell (CBC) count, with manual differential to evaluate the white blood cell (WBC) count, hematocrit, and platelet count, is usually repeated at least every 6 hours if the patient's clinical status continues to deteriorate.


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