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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more


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What is normal red blood count and hgb?

What is normal red blood count and hgb?

See below: This depends on age and sex. But for an adult female, the average is: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/liter, (3.90-5.03 million cells/mcl). For hgb: 12.0-15.5 grams/dl (120-155 grams/l). ...Read more

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Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

Low red blood cells count mean cancer?

No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood cell count ?

What is normal red blood cell count ?

Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Does CBC blood test include white and red blood cell count?

Does CBC blood test include white and red blood cell count?

It can,,,: CBC stands for Complete Blood Count, which includes platelet, white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit. These last 2 values indicate the amount of blood in your body by concentration and percent of blood volume. A more thorough report can also show the size range and number of red cells along with a differential of the white cells. ...Read more

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Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Elevated indirect bilirubin, normal direct bilirubin, low red blood cell count, normal white blood cell count, iron overload (83), enlarged spleen?

Need more informatio: We can not comment on these blood tests without knowing your hemoglobin and hematocrit andtotal rbc level.Total iron, iron binding capacity and most important ferritin level also need to know the values of liver enzymes;level of indirect bilirubin i suggest you consult your doctor who may have all this information and can tell you if anything needs to be done or just follow up. ...Read more

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What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

What is number for normal white blood cell count and red blood cell count. Thank you.

Variable lab normals: Each lab has normal ranges of the values. White Blood Count normal range is usually between 4.0 and 10.5. Hemoglobin values are usually between 11.0-14.5 for women and 12-15 for men. Rarely do people actually quote the RBC count number although it is reported on most lab reports. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are. ...Read more

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Wbc is 15.7. Whats normal white blood cell count range?

Wbc is 15.7. Whats normal white blood cell count range?

4-11.5 thousand/mm3: Your WBC ct is elevated moderately, but need to know what is the cause -infection, inflammation, stress, ecetera. More history is needed. ...Read more

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Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Is anemia a low count of red blood cells?

Anemia: It could be a combination of low rbc count vs low heme (iron ) vs defective globin which is hte protein component of the hemoglobin. Talk to your docotr as each has a different treatment. ...Read more

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Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

Is blood platelet count of 500 normal?

500000, right?: This is higher than most folks, but "normal" here is a curious idea -- lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall a little bit outside on either end. If you're iron-deficient, that would be the obvious explanation, even if you're not significantly anemic. If not it's something to follow, or your physician may want to do a gene test for essential thrombocythemia. ...Read more

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Low platelet count normal white cell count?

Low platelet count normal white cell count?

Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, bone marrow problem, spleen enlargement, autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more

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What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

What causes low red and white blood cell counts?

When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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What do low red blood cells signify?

Anemia: Low red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin (Hgb), and hematocrit (Hct) all measure the amount of RBCs in your blood. Low numbers mean there are too few. This can cause fatigue or weakness depending on the level. Go over your lab tests with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood count and hgb?

See below: This depends on age and sex. But for an adult female, the average is: 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/liter, (3.90-5.03 million cells/mcl). For hgb: 12.0-15.5 grams/dl (120-155 grams/l). ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood count for pregnancy?

4-5 million cells: Normal rbc count in women is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcl. It may be slightly lower during pregnancy due to increase in blood volume and hemodilution. ...Read more

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What is a normal red blood count in newborn?

What is a normal red blood count in newborn?

See below: Rbc count 4.8 - 7.2 million, hct 49-61, hb 14-21, . ...Read more

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Is 12 normal for red blood count?

Incorrect value: Normal red cell count is around 5 million/cmm. Hemoglobin is around 14 gm/dl. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood cell count ?

Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What is the normal red blood cell count usually?

Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are. ...Read more

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Is a red blood count of 4.09 in women normal? I have abnormal bleeding problems

Is a red blood count of 4.09 in women normal? I have abnormal bleeding problems

Red : Red blood cell counts are measured as million/microliter )m/ul the normal range for a woman is 4.5 to 5.4 m/ul your blood value is on the just below normal range, but would not necessarily require heroic measures to improve (for example a blood transfusion). ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a normal white and red blood cell count?

Anyone know what is a normal white and red blood cell count?

Can not be high&low: Your red blood cell can not be high and low at the same time.Normal values for males 4.7to6.1 millions/mcl and for women it is 4.2to5.7millions/mcl causes of high rbcs1 cigarette smoking, 2dehydration3polycythemia vera4congenital heart disease5low blood oxygen level6kidney tumor7pulmonary fibrosis&corpulmonale causes of low rbcs 1anemia2bone marrow failure3bleeding4leukemia&mm4iron, b12, and defecien. ...Read more

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What are the normal levels of red, white and platelet blood count for women?

What are the normal levels of red, white and platelet blood count for women?

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. In general, platelets run between 150000-450000/ml WBCs between 3,5000-105000/ml, and RBCs between 3.9-5.0 million/mL. The rbc count is lower for women than for men due to the impact of menstruation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a red blood cell count to fluctuate from 4.2 to 4.0 in a few months? What is the normal range?

Yes, & see below: The normal range for a female is 4.2 to 5 +. Menstrual blood loss can account for the variation you mentioned. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003644.htm. ...Read more

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My Platelet count is 116 while the normal range is 140-200. My Red Blood Count is 5.31 and normal range is 3.8 - 5.10. What does all this mean??

My Platelet count is 116 while the normal range is 140-200. My Red Blood Count is 5.31 and normal range is 3.8 - 5.10.  What does all this mean??

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Would review with your internist with more history and physical details. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How could I have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

How low?: An increase in red cell size, macrocytosis, may account for the disparity. Alcohol and low thyroid function may cause macrocytosis with near normal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

I was wondering how i could have a low red blood count (rbc) but a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit?

No!: They all go together unless you have very small sized red cells in which case you can be anemic but the red blood cell count may still be normal... As in a conditiona called thalasemia. ...Read more

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Hello, im feeling a little dizzy.My hands are very red.Blood count:wbc:11000; neutrophils:67%, lynphocytes:23%. Are these values considered normal?Txs

Hello, im feeling a little dizzy.My hands are very red.Blood count:wbc:11000; neutrophils:67%, lynphocytes:23%. Are these values considered normal?Txs

Medication allergy: Telmisartan can cause all what you are complaining of leucocytosis, allergy in the hands ask your doctor to change it for you your WBC differential is normal do not worry there is no illness just medication allergy. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have had a higher than normal white and red blood cell count in my urine on the past 2 samples sent to hospital?

Hi I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have had a higher than normal white and red blood cell count in my urine on the past 2 samples sent to hospital?

Depends...: Have this been tested for urine culture in order to give a final diagnosis of a urinary tract infection? If urine culture is negative, this could also be related to contamination or vaginal infection. Make sure you discuss this is detail with your GYN provider.If positive for UTI then antibiotics is the indicated treatment. It is not uncommon to get those during pregnancy but is important to treat ...Read more

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Low C3 level, low hct, little low red blood count, everything else is normal(c4, iga, igb, igm, esr, ssa, ssb, ana, urinalysis) what could this be?

Low C3 level, low hct, little low red blood count, everything else is normal(c4, iga, igb, igm, esr, ssa, ssb, ana, urinalysis) what could this be?

Why the tests?: You need to give some history on yourself since no lab test can truly diagnose a disease. Anemia appears to be the most important issue and with the low c3 , you may possibly have an autoimmune type of hemolytic anemia. However this is an open issue and you should consult a hematologist to do further testing. ...Read more