Asked in Cancer, Medication and Drugs, Chemotherapy
Why are rbc and wbc monitored during chemotherapy?
Some types of chemotherapy lower your red blood cell and/or white blood cell counts. It is important to monitor the white blood cell count to know if a patient is at risk of developing infections. Low red blood cell counts, also known as anemia, also needs to be monitored and can be treated to help prevent fatigue. Both counts, and also platelets, the third of the blood cell lines, are monitored with a CBC (complete blood count) on the day of chemotherapy...
Asked in Drug Tests
What determines when certain tests can be reported as a panel?
Laboratory procedures determine when certain tests can be reported as a panel. These particular tests can include white blood cell counts and red blood cell counts. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Blood
What does it mean if you have low red and white blood cell counts and platelet count?
As with any medical prognosis, it depends on the overall condition and health of the person who has the "low" counts, and what "low" means. For example, being "low" by a few cells is probably meaningless, while having substantially "low" counts may indicate any of a number of conditions. So, without knowing the exact counts of all the cells which were listed in the question, it is impossible to answer it any further. ...
Asked in Genetics, Medical Terminology, Blood
What is the medical term meaning all white blood cell red blood cell and platelets are low?
Pancytopenia is abnormally low levels of all blood cells.
Asked in Blood
Is there are more white blood cells in the blood than red blood cells?
No. Red blood cells are the most common type of blood cell. White blood cell counts only increase if they are fighting against a disease or foreign material or if someone has a cold. ...
Asked in Chemotherapy, Blood
What conditions might produce a decreased red blood cell percentage?
If a person has a low red blood cell count, it is an indication that the person is ill. Some conditions that can cause low red blood cell count are kidney disease, cancer, bone marrow disease, and anemia. ...
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cancer, Genetics, Leukemia
Why would a person with leukemia have low numbers of red blood cells normal white blood cells and platelets in the blood?
When people have Leukimia Their blood counts are low because their cells of blood cant reproduce quickly ...
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Blood
Are there critical or panic values for a red blood cell count?
There is not a critical/panic value associated with red blood cell counts. The RBC is usually not clinically significant but the hemoglobin and hematocrit are. Hematocrit is calculated using the red count, that is why it is needed. ...
Asked in Health
High red blood cell count?
A high red blood cell count is a result of conditions existing in the body. An increase in red blood cell count can increase due to low oxygen levels in the body. If the kidneys have too much protein, they can also increase red blood cell count. ...