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In this guide to General Blood Picture Test or GBP Test (also known as Peripheral Blood Smear Test), we provide details about the cost of the test, reason, interpretation and more. The table of content is

  • Cost of GBP Test and how to book in India
  • Reason Peripheral Blood Smear Test / GBP(General Blood Picture) Test is Prescribed
  • What is being tested in Peripheral Smear Test
  • Interpretation of result

Reason Peripheral Blood Smear Test / GBP Test is Prescribed

Examination of the peripheral blood smear should be considered, along with review of the results of peripheral blood counts and red blood cell indices, an essential component of the initial evaluation of all patients with hematologic disorders. It is ordered along with Complete blood count or as a standalone test in following cases.

  • Weakness
  • Paleness
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Easy bruising
  • Enlarged spleen

What is being tested in Peripheral Smear Test

Peripheral smear examination provide information regarding the morphological details of the formed elements, which include:

  • Red blood cells ( RBC )
  • White blood cells ( WBC )
  • Platelets
  • Hemoparasite
  • Any other significant morphological details

Interpretation of result

Red blood cells ( RBC )

  • Anisocytosis- variation in size
  • Poikilocytosis- variation in shape
  • Microcyte - common in iron deficiency anaemia
  • Macrocyte - seen in vitamin B 12 and folate deficiency
  • Hypochromic- seen in iron deficiency anaemia
  • Schistocytes - thalassemia, haemolytic anaemia

White blood cells ( WBC )

  • Leucocytosis( increase in white blood cells )- fever,
  • Neutrophilia - increase in neutrophils
  • Lymphocytosis - increase in lymphocytes
  • Eosinophilia- increase in eosinophils
  • Abnormal cells - Band form , metamyleocytes, myelocytes, promyelocytes, Blast


  • Thrombocytopenia- decrease in platelet count
  • Thrombocytosis - increase in platelet count

Cost of GBP Test / General Blood Picture Test / Peripheral Blood Smear Test in India

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City LabsAdvisor Min Price
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Delhi ₹ 105
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Gurgaon ₹ 105
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Noida ₹ 75
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Faridabad ₹ 75
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Chennai ₹ 200
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Bengaluru / Bangalore ₹ 120
Cost of GBP Blood Test in Mumbai ₹ 84
Cost of GBP Blood Test in India ₹ 75