What is the difference between hemoglobin and hematocrit?
Hemoglobin and hematocrit are both red blood cell measurements that are used to help diagnose nutritional deficiencies, chronic illnesses and medical conditions such as anemia.
This test measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. It also helps diagnose certain conditions which are caused due to too many or few red blood cells such as anemia.
In adults, normal levels for men range from 41%-50%. For women, the normal range is slightly lower 36%-44%. Below normal range usually indicates anemia.
This test is a part of CBC test which measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood.