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a numerical computation or indication.
Addis count the determination of the number of erythrocytes, leukocytes, epithelial cells, and casts, and the protein content in an aliquot of a 12-hour urine specimen; used in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.
blood count (blood cell count) see blood count.
blood count, complete a series of tests of the peripheral blood, including the erythrocyte count, erythrocyte indices, leukocyte counts, and sometimes platelet count.
blood count, differential differential leukocyte count.
erythrocyte count determination of the number of erythrocytes in a unit volume of blood that has been diluted in an isotonic solution, done with an automatic counter such as a flow cytometer. Called also red blood cell or red cell count.
leukocyte count determination of the number of leukocytes in a unit volume of blood, usually after the erythrocytes have been lysed and the blood has been diluted; it may be done either manually with a hemacytometer or electronically. See total leukocyte c. and differential leukocyte c. Called also white blood cell or white cell count.
leukocyte count, differential a leukocyte count that calculates the percentages of different types. See also total leukocyte count.
leukocyte count, total a leukocyte count measuring the total number of all the types in a given volume of blood. See also differential leukocyte count.
platelet count determination of the total number of platelets per cubic millimeter of blood; the direct platelet count simply counts the cells using a microscope, and the indirect platelet count determines the ratio of platelets to erythrocytes on a peripheral blood smear and computes the number of platelets from the erythrocyte count.
red blood cell count (red cell count) erythrocyte count.
reticulocyte count a calculation of the number of reticulocytes in 1 cu mm of peripheral blood, recorded either as an absolute number or as the percentage of the erythrocyte count. It provides a means of assessing the erythropoietic activity of the bone marrow.
white blood cell count (white cell count) leukocyte count.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The number of red cells per volume of blood, measured in microliters (µL) or cubic millimeters (mm3). At birth, the red cell count is increased, which is followed shortly by a decrease that ‘bottoms out’ at ± 2 months of age, then slowly rises to adult levels; polycythaemia is defined as an increase in red cells of any cause, which may be neoplastic, as in polycythaemia vera, or nonneoplastic—erythrocytosis or secondary polycythaemia—due to various factors—high altitudes, smoking, cyanotic heart defects, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; decreased red cell count—anaemia—can, like polycythaemia, be physiologic—as in marathon runners—or pathologic
Reference range
Males 4.1-5.4 x 1012/L—US: 4.1-5.4 x 106/µL
Females 3.8-5.2 x 1012/L: 3.8-5.2 x 106/µL. RBCs, WBCs, platelets are counted by automated devices
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erythrocyte count

See Red cell count.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

red blood cell count

(red blŭd sel kownt)
The concentration of erythrocytes in a specimen of whole blood. The count varies with age (higher in infants), time of day (lower during sleep), activity, environmental temperature, and altitude (increasing with all three). The average erythrocyte count for males is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells/mcL and for females is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcL.
Synonym(s): erythrocyte count.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

red blood cell count

(red blŭd sel kownt)
The concentration of erythrocytes in a specimen of whole blood; varies with age, time of day, environmental temperature, and altitude.
Synonym(s): erythrocyte count.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. what is a normal red blood cell count for breast cancer after operation

A. i know that the normal count is between 4.2 to 5.9 million cells/cmm. if you have anything else- i think this question should be to the Doctor...cause even if someone here will tell you it's ok that it's a bit low- the Doctor should know that and he has your chart with all your medical information. there for i would give him a phone call to ask if it's o.k. - unless you are in the normal average i told you, then you shouldn't worry about it.

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The erythrocyte count was significantly reduced in the high dosage group of females and males.
The result of the erythrocyte count was higher (43.2 x [10.sup.6]/[mm.sup.3], 44.3 x [10.sup.6]/[mm.sup.3] and 47.50 x [10.sup.6]/[mm.sup.3]) at the higher concentrations of D.
Hematological parameters; Hemoglobin concentration (Hb), Hematocrit (PCV), Erythrocyte count, Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH), Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW), Total Leukocyte Count (TLC), Differential Leukocytic Count (DLC), and platelet count were measured by automated hematological analyser (Abacus junior vet 5, Diatron, Austria).
[5] Exposure of rats at different concentration of aerosol of chromium trioxide decreased total erythrocyte count, haematocrit value, haemoglobin%.
A diagnosis of ARF was made on the basis of carditis, arthralgia, high erythrocyte count, sedimentation rate, high ASO and a history of upper respiratory tract infection A temporary pacemaker was implanted on the day of admittance.
Because of its large heart, lungs and a high erythrocyte count, the yak can tolerate low oxygen content in the air at high altitude.
Hematological investigation of a 6-week-old infant with severe hemolytic anemia revealed a decreased hemoglobin concentration of 53 g/L, a decreased hematocrit of 0.15, and a decreased erythrocyte count of 1.8 X [10.sup.12]/L.
Hematological analysis revealed severe anemia (erythrocyte count: 1.30 x [10.sup.9]/L, hemoglobin: 2.0 gm/dl, hematocrit: 5.72%), granulocytic leukocytosis (leucocyte count: 15.20 x [10.sup.9]/L, granulocyte count: 7.71 x [10.sup.9]/L) and platelet count (249 x [10.sup.9]/L) (Table 1).
At the laboratory, blood samples were rendered to hematological analysis included packed cell volume (PCV), total erythrocyte count (TEC), hemoglobin (Hb) concentration and red cell indices, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), total leukocyte count (TLC) and ratio of TEC/TLC (Linne and Ringsurd, 1999).
All the blood samples were analyzed for different parameters including hemoglobin concentration, erythrocyte count, erythrocyte indices, leukocyte count, differential leukocyte count, and hematocrit (Ahmad et al., 2013).
Table 1: Complete blood picture Parameters Initial Repeat Haemoglobin (Hb) 8.5 gm/dl 7gm/dl Total erythrocyte count 3.3 million/cu mm Packed cell volume (PCV) 25.8% Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 78fl Mean corpuscular Hb (MCH) 25.7pg Mean corpuscular Hb Conc (MCHC) 32.9gm/dl RDW 16.6% Total leucocyte count (TLC) 3120/cu mm 2580/cu mm Total lymphocyte count 610/cu mm 390/cu mm Total granulocyte count 2300/cu mm 1600/cu mm Differential count (DLC) P 74, L20, M5, E1 P 67, L 16, M 1, E 6 Platelet count 1.1 lac/cu mm 90000/cu mm Reticulocyte count 0.3% ESR 46mm in first hour 136mm in first hour Peripheral smear picture Microcytic Microcytic hypochromic red hypochromic cells with red cell thrombocytopenia with moderate with normal anisocytosis morphology.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was clear; protein and glucose levels were 1.03 g/L (reference 0.15-0.45) and 3.4 mmol/L (reference 3.0-4.5 mmol/L), respectively; leukocyte count was 74 cells/[mm.sup.3], including 90% mononuclear cells; erythrocyte count was 1 cell/[mm.sup.3].

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