What is a Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test?
The red blood cells (RBC) are produced in the bone marrow and contain haemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to the tissues in the body. These cells are also known as erythrocytes. The RBC count is a blood test that checks your levels of erythrocytes. This test is most often done as a part of a complete blood count (CBC) that also analyses the other types of blood cells.
When is the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test recommended?
It is recommended:
If you are having the symptoms of anaemia, such as fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, or problems concentrating.
If you are having other symptoms of blood cell changes, such as fever, infection, or weakness.
When you are receiving the treatment that can affect your blood cell counts, such as chemotherapy.
To analyse a long-term health problem that may change your blood count results, such as chronic kidney disease.
What does it measure?
The Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test measures:
The number of RBCs in the blood. RBCs are produced in the bone marrow and contain haemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to the tissues in the body.
The RBC count is the number of RBCs contained in a sample of blood, usually expressed as millions of cells per microliter (cells/mcL).
The RBC evaluation is used to help diagnose red blood cell disorders such as anaemia, a condition in which your body does not make enough healthy red blood cells.
In a complete blood count, RBCs are analysed along with white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets. These cells are produced in the bone marrow and released into the bloodstream as they mature. In the blood, these cells are suspended in a fluid called plasma.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test in Bangalore is Rs. 220.
How often should I get tested for the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test?
The Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count test?
Female: 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcL
Male: 4.7 - 6.1 million cells/mcL
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a RBC count test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a RBC (Red Blood Cell) count test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a RBC (Red Blood Cell) count test in Bangalore?
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Why should I book a RBC (Red Blood Cell) count test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
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