Mr. Chetan Aggarwal
1834 words 8 pagesActivity 1 - Hematocrit Determination
1. List the hematocrits for the healthy make (sample 1) and female (sample 2) living in Boston (at sea level) and indicate whether they are normal or whether they indicate anemia or polycythemia.
Healthy Male (Sample 1) = 48 and Healthy Female = 44. Both are normal as the average hematocrit for males is 42-52%, and the average for females is 37-47%
2. Describe the difference between the hematocrits for the male and female living in Boston. Why does this difference between the sexes exist?
Men have a higher hematocrit due to 1.) being larger in size than women and having more muscle mass, and 2.) It has been shown that testosterone affects the secretion of erythropoietin (EPO) by the kidneys. EPO is …show more content…
WAS THE VALUE NORMAL OR NOT? EXPLAIN.
HEMATOCRIT = 32
IT WAS BELOW NORMAL. BECAUSE THE FEMALE HAS IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA. IF ADEQUATE IRON IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE BODY CONNOT MANUFACTURE HEMOGLOBIN. 9. Ok, so you’re using my notecards which is great. I am glad I could help you out cause I wish I had someone to help me out when I took this course. I know Anatomy is super hard.
I only ask that if you find these notecards helpful, you join Easy Notecards and create at least one notecard set to help others out. It can be for any subject or class. Thanks and don’t forget to rate my helpfulness! 10. DESCRIBE THE EFFECT THAT SICKLE CELL ANEMIA HAS ON THE SEDIMENTATION RATE.
SICKLE CELL ANEMIA HAS NO EFFECT ON THE SEDIMENTATION RATE. NO CHANGE, ESR= 0 MM/HR 11. SICKLE CELL ANEMIA HAS NO EFFECT ON THE SEDIMENTATION RATE.
WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IT HAS THIS EFFECT? HINT: SICKLE CELL ANEMIA ALTERS THE SHAPE OF RED BLOOD CELLS.
BECAUSE THE RBCs ARE DEFORMED AND BECAUSE OF PROTEINS IN THEM. THEY CLUMP TOGETHER AND BIND TO EACH OTHER, RATHER THAN FALLING TO THE BOTTOM OF TUBE. WITHIN A HOUR THE TEST MEASURES THE AMOUNT OF RBC'S THAT FALL TO THE BOTTOM. WITH SICKEL CELL ANEMIA NONE FALL SO THE ESR = 0. 12. RECORD THE SEDIMENTATION RATE FOR A MENSTRUATING FEMALE. HOW DID THIS VALUE COMPARE TO THE HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL? WHY?
ESR = 15 mm/hr
ITS ELEVATED COMPARED TO A HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL (5 mm/hr) 13. WHAT WAS THE