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Dr. Corey Clay
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Red Cell Count (Overview)

Of rbcs per micorlitre. Not all that helpful clincially, so we use hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (hct).


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What is a red blood cell count?

What is a red blood cell count?

RBC count: Is blood test where blood is drawn to measure the number, size, shape, etc. Of red blood cells in the blood , to detect changes in count or morphology of the cells to diagnose things like anemia. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
21 doctors shared insights

Red Cell Count (Overview)

Of rbcs per micorlitre. Not all that helpful clincially, so we use hemoglobin (HGB) and hematocrit (hct).


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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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What might affect the results of a red blood cell count?

What might affect the results of a red blood cell count?

Many things: A low rbc count is anemia, and causes include nutritional deficiencies (iron, b12, folic acid), bleeding, chronic illnesses of various kinds, malignancies, and primary bone marrow diseases to name a few. High rbc counts (polycythemia), can occur if there is a lack of oxygen in the blood (lung disease, sleep apnea, smoking for example) or with a blood disorder that causes too many rbcs to be made. ...Read more

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What does a high white cell count, high red cell count mean?

What does a high white cell count, high red cell count mean?

A few things: If your white cell count is elevated by itself, it typically means that you have some sort of infection. However, if both your red cells and white cells are elevated at the same time, it probably just means that you are dehydrated. There are a other common conditions include stress polycythemi, a and more rarely, polycythemia rubra vera, these causes are all easy to excluded! ...Read more

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High white count and low red cell count?

Details please: How high and how low? What is the mcv. Are the wbcs neuts or lymphs. Is this new or chronic? ...Read more

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I have 18 white cell count with normal red cell count I am scheduled for an oncologist why don't they think it an infection?

I have 18 white cell count with normal red cell count I am scheduled for an oncologist why don't they think it an infection?

Hematologist WBC: Infection is a possibility. When you are referred to see an oncologist -it does not mean you have cancer. Many oncologists are also hematologist- like myself. We do see different types of blood disorders like elevation of WBC etc- as well as cancers. You are referred to see a hematologist because you have persistent elevation of WBC and perhaps also some abnormality on the WBC differential.D/w md. ...Read more

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High white count and low red cell count?

Details please: How high and how low? What is the mcv. Are the wbcs neuts or lymphs. Is this new or chronic? ...Read more

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What does a high white cell count, high red cell count mean?

A few things: If your white cell count is elevated by itself, it typically means that you have some sort of infection. However, if both your red cells and white cells are elevated at the same time, it probably just means that you are dehydrated. There are a other common conditions include stress polycythemi, a and more rarely, polycythemia rubra vera, these causes are all easy to excluded! ...Read more

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