X

Hematology Test

Red Cell Count/ Erythrocyte Count, Red Blood Cell Count

J E 4
Hematology
Test : Red Cell Count/ Erythrocyte Count, Red Blood Cell Count

Indications : The test is used to evaluate anemia, polycythemia.

Normal Range : Male: 4.6-6.0 X 106/mm3 ; Female: 3.9-5.5 X 106/mm3

Interpretation : Decrease in RBC count may be due to the result of red cell loss by bleeding or hemolysis, failure of marrow production, or may be due to secondary dilution factors (intravenous fluids) Increase in RBC count may be the result of primary polycythemia including stress. RBC count is normally higher in individuals residing at high altitudes.

Test Method : Manual haemocytometer chamber count.

Related Tests : Complete Blood Count, Erythropoietin, Ferritin, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Red Blood Cell Morphology, Red Blood Cell indices, Vitamin B12

Revise This Test    Add New Test

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
I agree to the terms and conditions

Ask an Expert

C
If you have a question about health related issues, you can now post it in our Ask An Expert section on our community website Medwonders.com and get answers from our panel of experts.

Most Popular News on Medindia

P
M
X

Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert+