Blood Testing A Demonstration

Part A

Blood test data:

Blood Test Test Results Normal Values

Red blood cell percentage (mL per 100 mL blood)

Men: 40-54 Women: 37-47

Hemoglobin content (g per 100 mL blood)

Men: 14-18 Women: 12-16

Red blood cell count (cells per mm3 blood)

Men: 4,600,000-6,200,000 Women: 4,200,000-5,400,000

White blood cell count (cells per mm3 blood)

Complete the following:

1. How does the red blood cell percentage from the demonstration blood test compare with the normal value?

2. What conditions might produce a decreased red blood cell percentage?

3. What conditions might produce an increased red blood cell percentage?

Part C

Complete the following:

1. How does the hemoglobin content from the demonstration blood test compare with the normal value?

2. What conditions might produce a decreased hemoglobin content?

3. What conditions might produce an increased hemoglobin content?

Part D

Complete the following:

1. How does the red blood cell count from the demonstration blood test compare with the normal value?

2. What conditions might produce a decreased red blood cell count?

3. What conditions might produce an increased red blood cell count?

Part E

Complete the following:

1. How does the white blood cell count from the demonstration blood test compare with the normal value?

2. What conditions might produce a decreased white blood cell count?

3. What conditions might produce an increased white blood cell count?

Critical Thinking Application

Which blood tests performed in this lab could be used to determine possible anemia?

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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