Red Blood Cells: Important Measurements


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Which of the following measures the variation of red blood cell volume?

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1. If a tumor causes excess secretion of EPO, _____ is most likely to be expected.

2. Identify the result of a person suffering from dehydration.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to assess your understanding of red blood cell measurements in relation to your health. Practice questions ask you about several topics, including EPO secretion and MCHC levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to assess your knowledge of red blood cell measurements, including:

  • Causes of anemia
  • Indications of a heart or pulmonary condition that reduces oxygen delivery
  • Results of an increase in EPO secretion
  • Results of dehydration
  • What a decreased mean corpuscular cell hemoglobin concentration indicates
  • What an increased mean corpuscular volume indicates

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of erythropoietin
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about blood in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics such as RBC, EPO, Hct, MCV, and MCHC
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about red blood cell measurements

Additional Learning

Learn more about how blood measurements can help physicians understand your health in the interactive lesson titled Red Blood Cells: Important Measurements. Topics covered include:

  • Red blood cells and hematocrit
  • The reticulocyte count
  • Red cell distribution width