Rbc Count

Also Known as TRBC, Red Blood Cell Count, Erythrocyte Count
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    blood sample




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    Above 10 years

    The RBC count is also known as the Red Blood Cell count or Erythrocyte count. It helps to determine the number of red blood cells. It also helps in diagnosing or monitoring the conditions that affect the red blood cells. The RBC count is done: • As a part of complete blood count • In case of signs or symptoms of anemia or polycythemia • To monitor the conditions that affect the red blood cells

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    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    When the number of red blood cells becomes low than normal, this condition is known as anemia.
    The symptoms of anemia include dizziness, lightheadedness, unusual heartbeat, headache, pain, problems with growth, shortness of breath, pale or yellow skin, cold hands and feet, tiredness, or weakness.
    Anemia can be mainly caused due to blood loss, decreased or faulty blood cell production, and destruction of red blood cells.
    When the number of red blood cells becomes more than normal, this condition is known as polycythemia.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results