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Normal Blood Values

The values for blood may vary in relationship to the altitude of your geographic location. Check with your Hematology Department if the normal values do not appear on your hematology report forms. The following values are for sea level.

Blood Counts Per cu. Mm Percent
Erythrocytes (RBC) Men 5.0 (4.5-6.0) million  
Women 4.5 (4.3-5.5) million  
Reticulocytes   1.0%
Differential White Count
Blood Counts Per cu. Mm Percent
Leukocytes, total (WBC) 5,000-10,000 100%
Lymphocytes 1,000-4,000 20-40%
Segmented neutrophils 2,500-6,000 40-60%
Band neutrophils 0-500 0-5%
Juvenile neutrophils 0-100 0-1%
Myelocytes 0 0%
Eosinophils 50-300 1-3%
Basophils 0-100 0-1%
Monocytes 200-800 4-8%
Platelets 200,000-500,000  

Certain types of disease associated with the abnormality of blood cells are:

Disease Definition
Anemia Deficiency in erythrocytes or hemoglobin
Aplastic anemia A form of anemia in which there is a lack of formation of blood cell elements in the bone marrow
Leukemia A progressive, malignant disease of the blood and blood-forming organs characterized by uncontrolled proliferation and development of leukocytes. It is diagnosed by microscopic detection of abnormal cells in the blood and bone marrow.
Leukocytosis An increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood
Leukopenia Reduction in the number of leukocytes in the blood
Polycythemia Excessive number of erythrocytes
Thrombocytopenia Decrease in the number of blood platelets

Therefore, you can see that the hematology report contains information which the tumor registrar must abstract for leukemias and polycythemia vera.