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hemogoblin (hb or Hgb)
- low red blood cells
- (f) 12-16 ; (m) 14 - 18
- low=anemia (women menstruatin/pregnant)
(f) 37-47% ; (m) 42-52 %
Hematocrit (he-MAT-uh-krit) is the proportion of your total blood volume that is composed of red blood cells. A hematocrit (Hct) test indicates whether you have too few or too many red blood cells — conditions that can occur as the result of certain diseases. Red blood cells, or erythrocytes (uh-RITH-ro-sites), transport oxygen throughout your body
- high level
- polycythemia vera causes your body to produce too many red blood cells
(f) 4.2-5.4 ; (m) 4.7-6.2 million
- (f) 0-20 sec ; (m) 0-15 sec
- Sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), is a blood test that can reveal inflammatory activity in your body. A sed rate test isn't a stand-alone diagnostic tool, but it may help your doctor diagnose or monitor the progress of an inflammatory disease.
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