Asked Jan 18, 2019

Calculate the hematocrit of a female patient using the following information:
The height of the whole body is 80mm, and the height of the RBC's is 28mm. How is her hematocrit value as compared to the hematocrit normal value of adult femal?


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Step 1

The hematocrit is the percentage volume of RBCs (red blood cells) in blood. RBCs contain hemoglobin, a protein, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the other parts of the body. Very high or very low levels of hematocrit can indicate dehydration, blood disorder or any other medical condition. Usually, this test is done as a part of CBC (complete blood count) test. CBC gives the measure of different blood constituents such as White blood cells, platelets, etc. 

Step 2

The hematocrit value is calculated by dividing the measure of a packed red blood cells with the measure of whole blood co...


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