Some of our patients most likely did have anaemia, as evidenced by low haemoglobin and red cell counts
. However, the prevalence of macrocytosis was similar to another study where patients with haemoglobin levels of > 130 g/L were excluded (4).
PANCYTOPENIA: Out of the 3% of the pancytopenia with a 2% were broad based, and 1% were of short peak of normal MCV with low HGB (4.6g/dL), red cell count
(1.37x10^6u/L) and increased RDW.
Since a significant difference was found when performing statistical analysis on red cell count
data from the Urisys 1800 and microscopic urinalysis, Table 3 assists in the interpretation of the discrepancy.
Further, it is surprising to see a male-female difference for the hematocrit and the red cell count
and not an equivalent difference in hemoglobin concentration.
The red cell count
should be low, since the presence of many blast cells in the bone marrow tends to crowd them out.
We pointed out the platelet and red cell count
errors that can occur when the wrong pipet is used with dilution vials.
Years ago, a complete blood count consisted of several manual procedures such as a red cell count
and hematocrit, and usually a peripheral blood film evaluation and differential white count.
Hemolytic pattern of peripheral blood smear was noted with hemoglobin: 36 g/L, red cell counts
: 2.0 x 1012/L, platelet counts: 112 x 109/L, and leukocyte counts: 8.95 x 109/L.
Presence of JAK2 V617F is associated with higher white cell counts, red cell counts
, platelet counts, splenomegaly, and increased risk of thrombosis.
In patients with subarachnoid or intracerebral haemorrhage, the mean daily ICP was only significantly associated with the CSF white cell and red cell counts
but not the serum albumin concentrations (Table 2) (Figure 2).
(3,16) In the current study, black females had lower red cell counts
, HGB and HCT values in general (Table IV).