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Hi. Can you tell me what the values were for the above normal ones?
I'll pull them up...just a moment
Great. I can tell you that you likely have nothing to worry about.
RBC is 5.41, Hemoglobin 14.8 and Hematocrit 43.5
The most common cause of those values being high has to do with your state of hydration. If you have not been drinking much or have been exercising and sweating a lot, then the blood is more concentrated and the numbers are falsely elevated.
Her numbers are absolutely normal!
Good! I wouldn't have thought much of it if not for the upcoming surgery.
Thank you for setting my mind at ease :)
Here are normals: Hemoglobin: 12.1 to 15.1, Hematocrit: 36.1-44.3, and RBC: 4.2-5.4, so you need not worry despite what is printed on the slip.
The problem is that the labs pretty much establish their own "normals" and age and sex are also factors not accounted for as well.
Why would they be different on the slip?
You are quite welcome and good luck with her surgery.
Thanks again and have a great day!