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What is a hematocrit?

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Answered 2014-06-20 21:01:47

When a hematocrit is run, it measures the percentage of the volume of red blood cells that are in a persons blood. It is also known as erythrocyte volume fraction or packed cell volume.

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What machine is required for the hematocrit test?

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Why is the hematocrit decreased in pregnant women?

Fluid volume in the blood affects the hematocrit. Pregnant women have extra fluid, which dilutes the blood, decreasing the hematocrit. Dehydration concentrates the blood, increasing the hematocrit.

How may the hematocrit be measured?

The hematocrit may be measured manually by centrifugation

How does a bacterial infection effect a hematocrit?

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Which sex has a higher hematocrit generally?

Hematocrit will be present generally in everybody body,but adult female as higher hematocrit. Range of 42% to 52%.

What is the ratio of hematocrit to hemoglobin in a healthy adult?

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Why would your hemoglobin be high if you hematocrit is high?

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When is a hematocrit used?

The hematocrit is used to screen for anemia, or is measured on a person to determine the extent of anemia.

What happens to hematocrit in dehydrated patient?

Hematocrit is the measure of the concentration of red blood cells in a blood sample. It the patient is dehydrated, then there is less fluid in the circulation, therefore increasing the hematocrit.

What is the lab value of hematocrit?

Normal Hematocrit for Men is 41-53%Normal for Female is 36-46%

Does malaria cause hematocrit and platelets to drop?

yes malaria causes increase of ESR and decrease of hematocrit.

What is the medical term meaning the percentage by volume of a blood sample occupied by red blood cells?

hematocritThe hematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells by volume.A hematocrit is the term that describes the percentage by volume of a blood sample occupied by red blood cells. It is usually about 45%.Hematocrit

Who discovered hematocrit?


The hematocrit is composed mainly of?

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What is the medical abbreviation hematocrit mean?

Hematocrit is not an abbreviation. It is the ratio of plasma and the formed elements leukocytes, thrombocytes and erythrocytes.

Long term athletic training will cause a person to increase hematocrit?

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Why would you expect the hematocrit to be lower in an anemic individual?

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What is a normal hematocrit count?

A normal hematocrit count is between 38% and 68% depending upon age and gender. The hematocrit count tells how many blood cells of the total are red blood cells.

How does anemia affect a person's hematocrit?

Anemia will reduce the Hematocrit levels. Normal Hematocrit levels are 37-47 in females and 42-54 in males. In anemia, the levels are below normal. In polycythemia, they are above normal.

What is a normal hematocrit level for men?

The acceptable range for Hematocrit level is: for men 39 - 49% for women 35 - 45%

What leads to normal hematocrit levels in anemia?

A condition known a methemoglobinemia, hematocrit can be normal but patients show symptoms of anemia

What is hematocrit determination?

Hematocrit is one measurement among those that comprise the complete blood count (CBC) test, which measures many blood components. Hematocrit is the percent of total blood volume that is taken up by red blood cells. Normal hematocrit values are 46% RBCs in males and 38% in females.

What is the difference between men and women having hematocrit?

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What is hemacrit?

The hematocrit is the proportion, by volume, of the blood that consists of red blood cells. The hematocrit (hct) is expressed as a percentage. For example, an hematocrit of 25% means that there are 25 milliliters of red blood cells in 100 milliliters of blood.