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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
What symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Some ideas: If you are losing blood (monthly loss, loss from illness) or are a non-supplementing vegetarian, you'll lose the iron you need to make red cells befor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need actual results: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Fall in Hematocrit.: Me too. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help figure out what is going on.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Hemoglobin is usually measured by an analyzer. A threefold conversion is commonly used to equate hemoglobin and hematocrit: 3 x hemoglobin = hematoc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
X3: Generally hamatocrit is three times the value of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin refers to the concentration of this protein in blood; hematorit measure red c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: Can be due to blood loss such as gastrointestinal bleeding or impaired bone marrow production due to infection, medication, vitamin deficiency or a di ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: As a rough estimate.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Hgb/Hct: Hemoglobin (HGB) is a protein that contains/binds iron in red blood cells (rbcs). This metalloprotein (metal containing protein) transports oxygen. H ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience in Trauma Surgery
It depends : Basically, the hematocrit is a volume percentage of red cells in whole blood (the other parts being primarily plasma, white cells and platelets). Low ... Read More
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