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?
Below are the normal counts for a male.
Male: 4.32-5.72 trillion cells/L
(4.32-5.72 million cells/mcL**)
Male: 13.5-17.5 grams/dL
Male: 38.8-50.0 percent
3.5-10.5 billion cells/L
(3,500 to 10,500 cells/mcL)
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.