The red cell mass can be estimated from a person's lean body mass.


red cell mass in grams =

= (32.74 * (lean body mass in kg)) + 155.17


Since the specific gravity of red blood cells is 1.093-1.096, the red cell volume can be estimated as:


red cell volume in mL =

= (red cell mass in grams) / (1.094)


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