A 41-year-old member asked:
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My bloodwork came back "normal" but I have some questions about elevated mcv?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Your question?: Anything from low thyroid to lowish B12 to lowish folate (folic acid) to being a drinker to havng a cold agglutinin that causes occasional pairs of red cells to be counted as one. Don't treat lab values; look at the whole picture. If you can rephrase your question to be more speciifc, we'd love to answer.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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