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Hematocrit - Abbreviated HCT, hematocrit is a blood test that measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood. Normal hematocrit levels in adult males can range from 42-54 percent. In adult women, normal hematocrit levels can range from 38-46 percent. Individuals with low hematocrit levels have a condition known as anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia can result from different types of cancer, as well as related cancer treatments. An HCT test is usually ordered as part of a complete blood count (CBC).
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