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What does this blood test report indicate?

Hi there,

I was just wanting to find out something

I went for my annual gynae check up and everything was fine, but he decided to do a full blood count because I have heavy periods.

The results came back as the following high flags.

Haemoglobin 16.2

Red Cell count 5.47

Haematocrit 46.2

White Cell Count 12.13

Neutrophills abs 8.45

he said he was not too concerned but sent me for another blood test for folate and b12 levels (which seem to be in the normal range)

He has not got back to me yet, I was wanting to get your opinion whether I should just not be concerned or if I should investigate it further?

I am a 39 year old female.

Thanks Tracey
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi!
welcome to HCM!
All your counts are slightly high uniformly .A repeat test is advised with a fresh sample to rule out any error at the level of cell counter or sampling.

High hemoglobin,hematocrit, levels is seen in people living at high altitudes and smokers. Dehydration produces a falsely high hemoglobin which disappears with proper fluid balance.

Hope this will help!
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What does this blood test report indicate?

Hi! welcome to HCM! All your counts are slightly high uniformly .A repeat test is advised with a fresh sample to rule out any error at the level of cell counter or sampling. High hemoglobin,hematocrit, levels is seen in people living at high altitudes and smokers. Dehydration produces a falsely high hemoglobin which disappears with proper fluid balance. Hope this will help!