A high red blood cell count is an increase in a type of cells made in bone marrow and found in blood. The main job of red blood cells is to move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. A condition that limits oxygen can cause a rise in red blood cell count. Other conditions can cause the body to make more red blood cells than it needs.

What’s considered a high red blood cell count is different at different labs. For adults, the usual range is generally 4.35 to 5.65 million red blood cells per microliter (mcL) of blood for men and 3.92 to 5.13 million red blood cells per mcL of blood for women. In children, what’s thought of as high depends on age and sex.


From Mayo Clinic to your inbox

Sign up for free, and stay up to date on research advancements, health tips and current health topics, like COVID-19, plus expertise on managing health.

To provide you with the most relevant and helpful information, and understand which
information is beneficial, we may combine your email and website usage information with
other information we have about you. If you are a Mayo Clinic patient, this could
include protected health information. If we combine this information with your protected
health information, we will treat all of that information as protected health
information and will only use or disclose that information as set forth in our notice of
privacy practices. You may opt-out of email communications at any time by clicking on
the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.


#High #red #blood #cell #count

Previous post Grubbsy 3D – Part 7
Next post A new damselfly species is sharing habitat with UK natives