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What are normal blood count levels for a healthy adult female?

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Normal blood count levels for females are 3.90 to 5.03 million red blood cells per microliter, 120 to 155 grams of hemoglobin per liter, 34.9 to 44.5 percent hematocrit, 3,500 to 10,500 white blood cells per microliter and 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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What are normal blood count levels for a healthy adult female?
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Additional categories may be reported in a complete blood count, with the following standard values for both adult females and males, as reported by WebMD: a mean corpuscular volume of 84 to 96 femtoliters, a mean corpuscular hemoglobin of 28 to 34 picograms per cell, a mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration of 32 to 36 grams per deciliter, a red cell distribution width of 11.5 to 14.5 percent and a mean platelet volume of 7.4 to 10.4 femtoliters.

Complete blood count values can be affected by a number of factors, including various medications, exercise, stress, smoking and pregnancy. Healthy adult females who are pregnant typically have a low red blood cell count and occasionally a high white blood cell count, as reported by WebMD.

Adult females generally have a lower red blood cell count, lower hematocrit values and lower hemoglobin values than adult males due to blood lost during menstruation, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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