LOW OR HIGH HEMATOCRIT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN - DIAGNOSTIC EXAMS

What is hematocrit (Hct) and how to understand its result



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The hematocrit or Ht is a laboratory parameter that indicates the percentage of red cells, also known as red blood cells, red blood cells, and red blood cells, in the total blood volume, being important to identify and diagnose some situations, such as anemia. The hematocrit value may also reflect the amount of hemoglobin present in the red blood cells: when the hematocrit is low, it is usually indicative of some situation in which there is a decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin, such as anemia, for example