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Why measure the haematocrit of a blood sample?

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10/08/2007

the heamatocrit is the percent of the blood that is red blood cells.

"normal" is about 45,

women are usually lower ... but that's because they don't eat well enough to compensate for their monthlys.

A low crit is anemia

a high crit means you start to worry about viscosity increase.