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How Useful is the Examination of Complete Blood Count and Immune Parameters in Healthy Adults?

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2020.0435-0438

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Karin Petschk, Thomas Semlitsch, Andrea Siebenhofer

QuestionWithin the framework of the individual non-covered health service (IGeL), the so-called „Manager Check“ offers an examination of the complete blood count and immune parameters for healthy, symptom-free adults. Yet it is questionable whether mortality or morbidity can actually be reduced by collecting these parameters from asymptomatic adults or persons with unspecific general symptoms.AnswerThere is currently no evidence that the examination of the complete blood count, lymphocyte differentiation or immunoglobulins has any effect on morbidity or mortality in asymptomatic adults or in individuals with unspecific general complaints. Therefore, no recommendation can be given for the respective screening of asymptomatic adults or persons with unspecific general complaints.


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