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What is MCV in a blood teest

A 35-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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Mcv: The mcv- is mean cell volume, is the average volume of red cells, part of a complete blood count. Mcv is calculated from the hematocrit and red cell c ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you otherwise feel well, and there's nothing else unusual ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find why: If this is a sign of iron deficiency, you're seriously sick and must find the cause. If it's a sign of thalassemia minor, I'm glad you finally found o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
High mcv: Abnormal blood tests must be investigated but this one is high normal. Mcv is the volume of the average cellular volume in billions of your tiny red b ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Workup: That is a little low and it would be worth figuring out why. Your physician may check him for iron deficiency and thalassemia minor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnosis: See a primary care Doctor or do a HealthTap video conference to diagnose what is wrong with the size your red blood cells .if it's iron deficiency i ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: The many reasons for macrocytosis include folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, hemolytic anemias, hypothyroidism, al ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You di ... Read More

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