Red Cell Count (RBC) Testing
How to check your Red Cell Count levels with a home finger-prick blood test kit
What Is A Red Cell Count Test For?
A Red Cell Count test is also known as a Red Blood Cell Count, RBC Count test.
Your red blood cell count quantifies the number of red blood cells in your blood.
Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs and distributing it to the tissues and organs throughout your body.
Learn all about Red Cell Count Testing:
- What Causes A High RBC?
- What Is A RBC Blood Test?
- What Is A Red Blood Cell Count Used For?
- When Should I Take A RBC Blood Test?
- What Is The Process For An RBC Blood Test?
- What Is A Normal Red Blood Cell Count?
- What Is Considered A High Red Blood Cell Count?
- What Does A High RBC Mean?
- How Can I Decrease My Red Blood Cell Count?
- What Causes A Low RBC?
- What Is Considered A Low Red Blood Cell Count?
- What Does A Low RBC Mean?
- How Can I Increase My Red Blood Cell Count?
- Further Reading On Red Cell Count Tests At Home
Red Cell Count Testing UK Statistics 2021
6.8% of people tested have Red Cell Count levels which are too high.
And 6.6% have levels that are too low.
The average Red Cell Count result is 4.8 x10^12/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Women tend to report higher red cell count blood levels in their blood than men.
As many as one in fourteen women tested have high levels of Red Cell Count
of people have Red Cell Count blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 86.6% with normal results?
What If Red Cell Count Test Levels Are High?
A high RBC count often indicated dehydration, however it can be caused by bone marrow over-production or more severe conditions that require treatment.
A repeat test is suggested and if still elevated, the cause of a high red blood cell count should be investigated further so appropriate treatment can be applied.
What If Red Cell Count Test Levels Are Low?
A low RBC count is caused by a wide range of conditions including anaemia, bleeding, kidney disease, bone marrow failure, malnutrition, or nutritional deficiencies of iron, folate and vitamin B12.
The cause of a low red blood cell count should be investigated further so appropriate medical treatment can be applied.
Treatment may include taking a vitamin or mineral supplement, a change in your nutrition, or replacement with red blood cells from a blood donor.
How To Test Red Cell Count?
The Red Cell Count (RBC) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Red Cell Count in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Red Cell Count levels by buying a home finger-prick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Full Blood Count (FBC) Home Test Kit includes a Red Cell Count test and is available for just £59.
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Other Biomarkers Often Tested With Red Cell Count
- Blood Film
- Full Blood Count (FBC)
- Haematocrit (PCV)
- Haemoglobin (Hb)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
- Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
- Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
- Platelet Count
- Red Cell Distribution Width (RCDW)
- White Cell Count (WBC)