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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 . 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 .
Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count Test FAQ
1. How long will the reports take?
Answer :- You will get the reports within 24 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
2. How often should I get tested for the Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count Test?
Answer :- The Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count Test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
3. What is the type of sample required?
Answer :- This test requires a blood sample.
4. Is fasting required for an Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count Test?
Answer :- Fasting is not required for this test.
- Fill the booking form on right side with Name, Address, Mobile no.
- Blood/Urine samples will be collected from your Home address. 10-12 hrs fasting is required.
- You need to make the payment by cash to OrangeHealth when Technician comes to pick up the samples OR Pay online after confirmation of booking.
- Reports will be couriered at your residence in 3-4 working days if hardcopy is opted. We will email the reports within 48-72 hrs on your email address mentioned while booking.
- Sample pickup at home
- Online reports within 48 hours