What is the role of complete blood cell count in the workup of hypoventilation syndromes?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Many patients with chronic hypoventilation also are hypoxemic. These patients also may have secondary polycythemia, and a complete blood cell (CBC) count may reveal an elevated hematocrit level.


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