Blood taken from an adult male patient indicates the following: Erythrocyte count: 4.5, Leukocyte count: 10,000, Platelets: 250,000, and Hemoglobin: 13g What can you deduce about the patient's condition and why?

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Nov 16, 2015

Answer:

Below are the normal counts for a male.

Explanation:

RBC count:
Male: 4.32-5.72 trillion cells/L
(4.32-5.72 million cells/mcL**)

Hemoglobin:
Male: 13.5-17.5 grams/dL
(135-175 grams/L)

Hematocrit:
Male: 38.8-50.0 percent

WBC (leukocytes)
3.5-10.5 billion cells/L
(3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL)

Platelets:
150,000 to 450,000/mcL

This patient shows a CBC within normal range. If he is ill, then you will have to look further.