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Flashcards in eLA Complete Blood Count Deck (10):
1

Anemia?

Decrease in total red cell mass; reflected by hematocrit and hemoglobin

2

Microcytic anemia has?

Decreased MCV

3

Macrocytic anemia has?

Increased MCV

4

Elevated reticulocytes are indicative of what?

An active hematopoietic system

5

ESR measures?

The speed with which RBCs fall in a tube

6

Elevated ESR levels can be attributed to?

Increased inflammation

7

Pancytopenia is what?

Decreased numbers in all four CBC categories

8

"Cytosis" means what?

An increase

9

Platelet loss due to peripherial destruction most often presents with what?

Increased mean platelet values

10

Platelet loss due to bone marrow suppression most often presents with what?

Decreased MPV

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