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When is an osmotic fragility test indicated?

When is an osmotic fragility test indicated?

Her it is: Osmotic fragility measures red blood cell (rbc) resistance to hemolysis when exposed to a series of increasingly dilute saline solutions. The sooner hemolysis occurs, the greater the osmotic fragility of the cells. Purpose to aid diagnosis of hereditary spherocytosis to supplement a stained cell examination to detect morphologic RBC abnormalities. ...Read more

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My RBC is high, MCV and WBC is low and i m feeling weekness and knee pain also.... what does this report means exactly. ..... to whom shall I consult ?

My RBC is high, MCV and WBC is low and i m feeling weekness and knee pain also....
what does this report means exactly. .....
to whom shall I consult ?

Consult with PCP: Michael, You need to make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician and he will refer you to a Hematologist to help you. You need both knowledge an d understanding. So start to learn about your body to feel better. ...Read more

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How can I tell if RBC levels are normal?

How can I tell if RBC levels are normal?

RBC: CBC is blood test that measures complete blood count & can tell you what your red blood cell count is & what is the normal range. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about RBC metabolism?

More info needed: Are you referring to red cell metabolism or hemoglobin maintenance? If RBC, then the nucleus has been extruded and not much activity is going on in the red cell. This is a most unique question--are you in a science-related field? ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency start from the blood and not stores, in my blood works HGB, RBC fine every time only iron was always low, how???

Can iron deficiency start from the blood and not stores, in my blood works  HGB, RBC fine every time only iron was always low, how???

Of course: Iron deficiency is present and you can feel crummy long before you become anemic. Now, why are you iron deficient? I hope you are not a non-supplementing vegetarian. If so, please reconsider. Your physician will check you for possible sources of blood loss. If you have some other illness that might make your iron low, such as arthritis, this may explain it. ...Read more

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Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can overdose occur ?

Do iron blood work measure the amount of iron inside the red blood cell? since every RBC can carry specific amount of iron how can  overdose occur ?

Basic biology: Serum iron measures how much is NOT in the red blood cells. This gives some estimate for what's available to make new red cells and otherwise carry on the body's business. You can become gravely ill if much more iron is stored than the red cells are carrying around. If you actually have hemochromatosis, please keep educating yourself -- untreated, it will kill you; treating it is easy. Best wishes ...Read more

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What's the test called for measuring, rbc, wbc, hgb, and platelets?

What's the test called for measuring, rbc, wbc, hgb, and platelets?

CBC: This test is the complete blood count, or cbc. It gives numbers and descriptive measures of the red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets. ...Read more

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Do mouthpieces help keep fragile teeth safe or is there still a pretty big risk?

Do mouthpieces help keep fragile teeth safe or is there still a pretty big risk?

Yes, but..: Mouthpieces can help, but a fragile tooth is still fragile. Mouthpieces need to be removed to eat and the teeth are still at risk. Your best bet is to talk to your dentist about how to strengthen your teeth. During sports, i highly recommend mouthguards to protect all of your teeth. A blow to the tooth can cause big damage to even the strongest teeth. ...Read more

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