Inadequate generation of red blood cells, platelets or white blood cells by the bone marrow can cause a low blood count. This can occur due to certain bone marrow diseases such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, apl... More »

A low white blood cell count can be related to a number of causes, including viral infections, cancer and diminished immune system function, according to MayoClinic. Detailed blood screening is the first step necessary t... More »

A low blood count can indicate anemia, neutropenia or thrombocytopenia, as stated on AAMDS.org. The type of condition depends on which blood cells are low in a person's sample. More »

Having a low blood count means that a person's bone marrow is not making enough of one or more types of blood cells, according to the Aplastic, Anemia & MDS International Foundation. The medical term for a low blood coun... More »

The most common blood test, the complete blood count, or CBC, measures red blood cells, white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets and mean corpuscular volume of the blood, according to the National Heart, Lung... More »

The composition of blood consists of various components, such as plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Plasma, which is the fluid component that contains the different blood cells and substances of wh... More »

Normal blood count levels for females are 3.90 to 5.03 million red blood cells per microliter, 120 to 155 grams of hemoglobin per liter, 34.9 to 44.5 percent hematocrit, 3,500 to 10,500 white blood cells per microliter a... More »