Red cell mass and plasma volume measurement is easy and necessary procedure for estimation absolute and "apparent" polycythaemia. Rather common occurrence of different forms of erythrocytosis and in particular "apparent" erythrocytosis must determine certain diagnostic approach according to specific clinical case.
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