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Packed Red Blood Cells

November 6, 2013 10:58 pmComments Off

Packed red blood cells are red blood cells that have been collected, processed, and stored in bags. They are used as blood product units available for blood transfusion purposes. Packed red blood cells are normally abbreviated as RBC, pRBC, PRBC. RBCs are used to restore oxygen-carrying capacity to the blood […]

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Red Blood Cell Count Levels

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Blood test results should always be interpreted by health care professionals such as your doctor. However, it is also a good idea to have some background knowledge about blood tests. A blood test is ordered by a doctor to help make diagnosis easier. To perform a blood test, qualified medical […]

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MCHC Blood Test

September 6, 2013 1:59 pmComments Off

A MCHC blood test is performed to test a person for anemia. MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration) is the calculation of the average hemoglobin inside a red blood cell. A MCHC test can be performed along with a MCV test (Mean Corpuscular Volume). Both levels are used to test people […]

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CBC Blood Test

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The CBC blood test is formally known as the Complete Blood Count and it is primarily used as a wide-ranging screening test for a number of disorders. In reality, it is made up of several tests that are used to check the various components of the blood. These tests include […]

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Why Kidney Failure Patients Should Pay Attention To Their Potassium Intake

September 5, 2013 1:19 pmComments Off

Patients experiencing kidney failure should take care of their potassium intake since they are at a high risk for potassium metabolism disturbance. The kidneys help in the maintenance of normal serum-potassium level by removing excess potassium from the body. A person is most likely going to experience high levels of […]

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