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Hematocrit

Hematocrit

Hematocrit: The hematocrit is the packed red blood cell volume, and is an approximate measure of red blood cell number.

Symptoms Associated with Hematocrit

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Hematocrit:

Diseases Associated with Hematocrit

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Hematocrit:

  • Erthrocytosis (increased volume)
  • Congenital heart disease (increased volume)
  • Polycythemia vera (increased volume)
  • Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (increased volume)
  • Anemia (decreased volume)
  • Hemoglobinopathy (decreased volume)
  • Cirrhosis (decreased volume)
  • Hemolytic anemia (decreased volume)
  • Hemorrhage (decreased volume)
  • Bone marrow failure (decreased volume)
  • Renal disease (decreased volume)

Article Excerpts about Hematocrit

A measure that tells what portion of a blood sample consists of red blood cells. Low hematocrit suggests anemia or massive blood loss. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Basic Information: Hematocrit

Hematocrit: A measure (as a percentage) of whole blood that is made up of red blood cells.

Disease or Condition count: 1; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Hematocrit' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Hematocrit as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Hematocrit' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:

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  • Rheumatic conditions ... Hematocrit

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