Haemoglobin, RBC, HCT
Haemoglobin (Hb), the red pigment in Red Blood cells (RBC), is essential for the transport of oxygen to body tissue. A low haemoglobin may indicate that an individual is anaemic. An anaemic individual may appear pale and tires easily. Anaemia can be due to a decreased production of RBCs, lack of essential nutrients like iron or hereditary disorders. The haematocrit (HCT) represents the percent RBCs compared to the liquid portion of your blood.
White Blood Cells & Differential Count
White Blood Cells (WBC) help your body fight infection and removes debris. There are different types of WBC: neutrophils fight against bacteria infection; lymphocytes fight viral infection; eosinophils can indicate a parasitic infection or an allergic condition; monocytes act as scavengers to remove debris. The differential count indicates the distribution of different types of WBC.
Red Blood Cell Indices
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV), Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH) and Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) are values that refer to the volume of red blood cells and the haemoglobin content of the blood. These tests are used by your doctor to help differentiate Red blood Cell abnormalities.
This is a test for bleeding disorder.