Red Cell Count Is Carried Out By?

Red cell count is carried out by a test called erythrocyte count or an RBC count. This test is done to diagnose an underlying problem or an illness.

The count of RBC is measured in millions per cubic millimetres (million/mm3). For the average adult male, healthy RBC count is 4.5 to 5.9 million/mm3. For the average adult female, healthy RBC count is between 4.1 to 5.1 million/mm3. However, the values may change depending on age, health, and gender. The test is carried out by drawing blood from a vein in the hand.

A low RBC count could mean many things. It can mean the following, but is not limited to:

  • Anaemia
  • Leukaemia
  • Ulcers in the Stomach

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