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What is hct in a blood test compared to RBC value?

What is hct in a blood test compared to RBC value?

Similar: Red cell count and hematocrit are related. Normal red cells count is around 5 million and hematocrit (the volume of red cells as a percentage of blood volume) is about 45. See this site for more info.http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc. ...Read more

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What does a high iron saturation in a blood test mean?

What does a high iron saturation in a blood test mean?

? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis now or monitoring over time. Hemochromatosis is a disease of iron overload easily managed by drawing off blood (kind of like blood donation) to deplete the excess iron. Be sure you aren't taking any iron supplements and follow up with your provider. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more

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What is mchc in a blood test?

Mean corpuscular : Hemoglobin concentration. It is one of the calculated indices to measure the amount of hemoglobin in each red cell. It may be used to differentiate the types of anemia. Iron deficiency anemias have low mchc. ...Read more

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What is MCV in a blood test?

What is MCV in a blood test?

RBC size: Mcv stands for mean cell volume and measures the size of a red cell. Small size can be due to iron deficiency or various inhereted kinds of anemias most commonly. Large red cells are seen with B12 deficiency, Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, liver disease, some drugs, hypothyroidism, and many kinds of bone marrow problems. Mcv is used to help find the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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My recent blood test indicated low polymorphs and high lymphocytes. What does this means?

Abnormal blood : Please give us the total white blood cell (WBC) count, the percentage of polymorphs and lymphocytes you had reported on the test result form. This will give us more information to answer your questions. Another way to get the answer quicker, would be to speak to the physician (p) who ordered it. The p will give you more informed information much quicker. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

Liver or muscle: Alt is a liver enzyme that is also present in muscle tissue. High levels could mean some inflammation of either of those areas but you need other, more specific tests to analyze the alt level correctly. ...Read more

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What is a low sodium level in a blood test mean?

Dehydration: Usually in dehydration. Patient in diuretic medication, investigate the level of other electrolytes and glucose. ...Read more

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What does a low AST blood test indicate?

What does a low AST blood test indicate?

Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What could elevated levels of IgM in a blood test mean?

What could elevated levels of IgM in a blood test mean?

IgM specific: Antibody. Elevated levels of IgM are non-specific, but elevated levels of IgM antibody specific to a bug usually means recent infection with that particular organism. ...Read more

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What does low mpv mean in a blood test?

What is the actual: Value? Low mean platelet volume may be normal. ...Read more

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What is the problem with having high potassium level in blood test report?

What is the problem with having high potassium level in blood test report?

Heart arrhythmias: The most concerning side effect of having too high potassium in your blood is the possibility of developing heart rhythm disturbances, some of which can be life-threatening. A slightly elevated potassium level will not cause this, but you want to make sure that it is not trending upward into a dangerous zone. ...Read more

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Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

Does high monocytes and low amount of WBC in blood test indicate infection? and what does high amorphous sediment in urine test mean?

These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way low. If you're sick, this whispers "rule out typhoid". Amorphous sediment is simply stuff that was soluble at body temperature but crystallized as the urine cooled. It means nothing at all. ...Read more

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What is high RBC in urine mean?

What is high RBC in urine mean?

Bloody urine: It means you have blood in urine. It is a serious problem. The causes can be uti, kidney stone, prostate problem in male, hemorrhagic cystitis, some medications and cancer. Please see a urologist & get a thorough evaluation. See red urine-http://doctorrajput.Com. Thanks. ...Read more

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In a blood test, what is plt?

Platelet: Platelets are small, non-nucleated cells important for control of bleeding. Normal platelet count is 150, 000 to 400, 000. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003647.htm. ...Read more

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Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

Blood in urine negativ; trace. low blood count in bloodwork. what does it mean.

Need more info: 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. Having said that, from what you described, you are anemic. The commonest cause of anemia in women is menstrual blood loss. You may take oral iron supplements while to seek an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

What does a high protein level in my blood count mean?

Unclear question: 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. Having said that, Blood count and protein are different tests. It would have been helpful to have the actual values of the test results. ...Read more

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Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test. ?

Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test.  ?

Ignore it: The "gfr" given on lab sheets these days is a subscientific estimate of the rate at which water passes from blood into the the filtrate that will become urine. For a healthy person, the "gfr estimate" is not helpful. It ignores variability in body musculature, how much protein you have eaten recently, and other factors. ...Read more

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What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

Big picture : Small red cells with too little hemoglobin usually mean iron deficiency which should prompt a search for bleeding. There are some other possible causes. ...Read more