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what is MCV

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
RBC size: Mcv stands for mean cell volume and measures the size of a red cell. Small size can be due to iron deficiency or various inhereted kinds of anemias m ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Macrocytosis may be due to deficiency of folate, (folic acid) b12, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism and a number of other disorders. See this site for mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Red blood cell size.: Mcv, or "mean cell volume" is the average size of a red cell. It is used in determining the cause of anemia, if present. Smaller cells are seen with ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. RAJESH Sehgal
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CBC: They are part of complete blood count.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Simple arithmetic: 19 / 2.02 = 94 fL with moving the decimal apprporiately.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complete blood count: You should not be confused with those numbers. That is why your doctor is there to help analyse and interprete those numbers. Go to see your doctor wh ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Determine cause: A low MCV could be due to iron deficiency; however, before increasing iron intake have your iron studies checked. Another possible cause of low MCV is ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Nope: That is the upper limit of normal as a single value in your red blood cell descritpiton
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A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You've got: Relatively large red blood cells. If you're not anemic, there's little concern.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
8 years experience Sleep Medicine
MCV: Little on high side the first things i would check is Folic Acid and vitamin B12 levels.

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