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Hematocrit Test

This blood test measures the proportions of red blood cells in the blood. In the case of adult males, the normal value of this test is 41 percent to 50 percent. In adult females, the value ranges from 36 percent to 46 percent. The value ranges from 32 to 42 percent in infants and 45 to 61 percent in newborns. In the case of heart diseases and conditions like dehydration, the hematocrit values are higher.

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I have low Hb and hematocrit values. Is it due to my habits?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently done my annual physical checkup. My doctor referred me to a hematologist due to a decrease in my hemoglobin level, which is 10.8 % and, as well as my hematocrit level, which was 47% . I have a history of smoking and do not drink sufficient water. Do smoking and less con...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, welcome to the I have gone through your query. Your doctor suspects secondary polycythemia and so you are referred to a hematologist. You are having smoking habit according to provided history. 1. Smoking is the cause of a slightly high HCT in your case. 2. Dehyd...  Read Full »

Why was my CBC count elevated in fever and infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a viral or bacterial infection a few months back, due to which I had vomiting, diarrhea, and a high fever with heavy sweating for a week or more. During that course time, my doctor suggested a CBC test. Now, I had some problem with my abdomen for which I went to the doctor who a...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) which suggest you have polycystic ovaries. It is commonly seen in hormonal imbalances. Your CBC (complete blood count) test was...  Read Full »

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