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4714 Red blood cell count

Code and name of test:

4714 Red blood cell count

The red blood cell is a cell which is fully equipped for the oxygen transport function, alongside haemoglobin, the enzymes necessary for the biochemical reactions that allow it to survive after losing the nucleus for 120 more days.

Usefulness:

  • Determining the red blood cell count which, in pathological states, may exhibit variations in size, shape and content which may provide clues for the diagnosis of some diseases

Bibliography:

  • Haematology for Healthcare High Schools Dr. Traian Hossu, Dr. Margareta Parascan, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica Bucharest 1974
  • Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Manual Prof. doc. honoris causa Sabin Ghergariu, PhD, Prof. Alexandru Pop, PhD, Head of Works Chemist Laszlo Kadar, Prof. Marina Spinu, PhD

Specimens:

samples of fresh capillary blood or venous blood taken using an anticoagulant

Response time:

1 business day, depending on the number of samples

Methodology:

quantity test