What is RBC Count in Haematology blood test for humans?
A red blood cell, (the cells that Give blood its distinctive red
colour). A red blood cell's (erythrocyte) function is to carry
haemoglobin around the body. Haemoglobin carries oxygen which is
required for cellular respiration
An RBC count is used in a variety of tests in the diagnosis of
They are normally confined to blood vessels, which is
specialized to transport oxygen. When mature, red blood cells are
biconcave discs, which lack a nucleus and contain hemoglobin. Women
have about 4 million to 5 million erythrocytes per cubic millimeter
(microliter) of blood and men about 5 million to 6 million; people
living at high altitudes with low oxygen tension will have more.
The RBC reference range 4.5-5.9 (x1012/L) in males and 3.8-5.2