LP14304-7     Erythrocytes

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Erythrocytes
  Description: Erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs) are the cells in the circulation that carry oxygen to and remove carbon dioxide from the tissues throughout the body. They are produced in the bone marrow in response to erythropoietin where they transition through six stages over a seven day period. When they are released into the circulation, their nucleus has been extruded and they measure 6-8 microns in diameter. The lifespan of RBCs is about 120 days. When the RBC ages the cell membrane becomes less pliable and tears as they cell travels through the micro vessels of the body. The damaged RBCs are removed from the circulation by the spleen. Variations in number, shape and size of RBCs are indicative of many diseases and disorders. There are many factors that may lead to decreased numbers of RBCs including hemorrhage, hemolysis, iron or vitamin deficiency, marrow failure and more. Larger than normal RBCs may be indicative of liver disease while smaller than normal RBCs are seen in thalassemias and other anemias.(Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests, Kathleen Deska Pagana; Timothy James Pagana, Elsevier St. Louis, Mo ©2010)
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Construct for LOINC short name: RBC
  Type: COMPONENT
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 5/4/2000

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  红细胞     RBC;RBCS;盘状细胞;红血球;红血细胞;血液制品 - 红细胞
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  erytrocyten      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  Erütrotsüüdid      
 
  French (BELGIUM)  (From: Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology)   SYNONYMS
  Érythrocytes     Globules rouges, GR
 
  French (CANADA)  (From: Canada Health Infoway Inc.)    
  Érythrocytes      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Eritrociti      
 
  Russian (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)  (From: Yaroslavl State Medical Academy)    
  Эритроциты      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)   SYNONYMS
  Hematíes     Célula roja
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Eritrositler      

INTERNAL FIELDS
  Detail Page Created On: 6/20/2019 9:28:01 AM
  Display name: Erythrocytes
  Preferred Abbreviation: RBC