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Blood cell test

In many blood test, we often find Red blood cell test and white blood test. Medical professionals use this test to know our conditions before certain treatments. As we doing Reiki treatments and we might suggest supplements to our clients, therefore we need to know our treatments results through this test. I believe Reiki treatments can't replace medical treatments but can complete each others.

Red cells

Total red blood cells — The number of red cells is given as an absolute number per litre.

Hemoglobin - The amount of hemoglobin in the blood, expressed in grams per decilitre. (Low hemoglobin is called anemia.)

Hematocrit or packed cell volume (PCV) - This is the fraction of whole blood volume that consists of red blood cells.

Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) - the average volume of the red cells, measured in femtolitres. Anemia is classified as microcytic or macrocytic based on whether this value is above or below the expected normal range. Other conditions that can affect MCV include thalassemia, reticulocytosis and alcoholism.

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) - the average amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell, in picograms.

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) - the average concentration of hemoglobin in the cells.

Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) - a measure of the variation of the RBC population

White cells

Total white blood cells - All the white cell types are given as a percentage and as an absolute number per litre.

A complete blood count with differential will also include:

Neutrophil granulocytes — May indicate bacterial infection. May also be raised in acute viral infections.Because of the segmented appearance of the nucleus, neutrophils are sometimes referred to as "segs." The nucleus of less mature neutrophils is not segmented, but has a band or rod-like shape. Less mature neutrophils — those that have recently been released from the bone marrow into the bloodstream — are known as "bands" or "stabs". Stab is a German term for rod.

Lymphocytes — Higher with some viral infections such as glandular fever and. Also raised in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Can be decreased by HIV infection. In adults, lymphocytes are the second most common WBC type after neutrophils. In young children under age 8, lymphocytes are more common than neutrophils.

Monocytes — May be raised in bacterial infection, tuberculosis, malaria, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, monocytic leukemia, chronic ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis

Eosinophil granulocytes — Increased in parasitic infections, asthma, or allergic reaction.

Basophil granulocytes- May be increased in bone marrow related conditions such as leukemia or lymphoma.

Platelets
Platelet numbers are given, as well as information about their size and the range of sizes in the blood.
Mean platelet volume (MPV) - a measurement of the average size of platelets.


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