Red blood cells in the analysis denoted as RBC. For a healthy person their number should be 3.8-5.8 million If this value is less, perhaps the patient develops anemia.
Hemoglobin is written as HGB. If the level of hemoglobin is low (for a healthy person from 110 to 165 g per liter of blood), then it is a sign of iron deficiency anemia. Low level HGB interferes with normal blood clotting, causing bleeding. If the hemoglobin level is high – the patient has chronic leukemia – a benign blood disorder.
Platelets are referred to as nst. They participate in blood clotting. The normal range of platelet count is 350-500 thousand in mm of blood. The low level of nst indicates a high bleeding and warns about a possible blood disorder.
Leukocytes in the analysis are listed as WBC. For a healthy person the white blood cells should be 3.5-10 thousand per mm of blood. Reduction or increase of WBC level is a signal of inflammatory processes in the body.
In the overall analysis, there are n/nuclear/nuclear. The total number of leukocytes consists of a young band of cells that later Mature and turn into segmented cells. The level of band cells shall be five percent of the total number of Mature leukocytes. If this value exceeds a certain amount, then, in the body there is inflammation.
Lymphocytes are referred to as LIM. Normal level of lymphocytes is 30 percent of the total number of leukocytes. The increase in the level of evidence of tuberculosis. Also, a significant increase in the level of lymphocytes is characteristic of lymphocytic leukemia, but the final conclusion after the doctor makes additional analyses.
Eosinophila are recorded in the General analysis as the ERZ. If their level is above 50%, likely the patient has an Allergy.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is denoted as ESR. Normal levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rate should not be higher than 17-18 mm in one hour. If the level of sedimentation of erythrocytes is much greater than 20 mm in one hour is a clear sign of inflammation.
Knowing the above designations, you will easily be able to read a blood test without the help of a doctor, however, the conclusion about the state of your health should do your doctor.
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