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What Is Hematocrit
Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more
Low blood count: Anemia is a low red blood cell count, it can caused by low iron levels or from loss of blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the body. If you are anemic you have less of this oxygen-carrying capability and symptoms include fatigue, racing heart and dizziness. It is usually treated with iron supplements. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Anemia...: Anemia (low hemoglobin) is caused by the body losing blood (heavy periods, blood in stool, red blood cell instability [hemoglobinopathies] or destruction [hemolysis]), the bodies inability to produce new red blood cells (for example iron deficiency), or a combination of these. Many causes of anemia are treatable, and some are inherited (sickle cell). A hematologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LOW PLATLET COUNT: Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood. When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000,and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed,easily bruising and purpura(petechiae) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red cells have burst: Haemolyzed, or hemolyzed here in the states, means that the erythrocytes, or red blood cells, have ruptured, releasing their contents into the sera. Most commonly noted on a blood sample to inform the provider that some results should be interpreted differently due to the "hemolysis". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Red cells destroyed: When red blood cells are burst / destroyed, either in the patient or in the specimen tube. In illness, this can result from anything from malaria to running hard and pounding the pavement with one's feet. There are at least a hundred hemolytic anemias. A hemolyzed specimen is dangerous as one can mistakenly think reported labs, especially potassium, are off. ...Read more
Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count(wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few wbcs. Often a mild leukopenia is from viral infections, and the typical thing to do is to recheck to see if it goes up. Severe leukopenia is managed emergently, sometimes in hospital. The next step is usually to be referred to a hematologist. ...Read more
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