In order to deal properly with abnormal red blood cell count we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow abnormal red blood cell count to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind abnormal red blood cell count consists of three steps:
|Bone Marrow Suppression||95%||Confirm|
|Chronic Renal Insufficiency||30%||Unlikely|
|Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma||5%||Ruled out|
|Polycythemia Vera||0%||Ruled out|
Red Blood Cell count (RBC). Unit: x10^6/uL or x10^12/L. NOTE: If your results show large numbers, divide by 1000 (i.e. 3900 becomes 3.9).
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Under 3.2 (very low)
→ 3.2 to 4.2 (low)
→ 4.3 to 5.4 (normal)
→ Over 5.4 (high)
Anemia also suggests the following possibilities:
The red blood cell deficiency caused by leukemia leads to anemia and the symptoms of anemia, including severe fatigue, pallor, and breathing difficulty.