Possible Polycythaemia


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Most mild elevations of the haematocrit do not actually relate to an increase in red cell mass. To determine if someone has a true polycythaemia, and thus an increased risk of arterial or venous thrombosis, a red cell mass and plasma volume assessment must be performed. If true polycythaemia is confirmed then its cause needs to be identified to allow for optimal management.

This test will be requested by the Haematologist if required.


Abbreviation Meaning
FBC Full blood count 

Last reviewed: 30 September 2015

Next review: 30 September 2017

Author(s): Consultant Haematologist

Version: 2

Approved By: TAM subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Dr Jo Craig

Document Id: TAM220