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CBC test results: Elevated MCHC, elevated MCH, bottom of range for Haematocrit, everything else within normal ranges. What do these results mean?

CBC test results: Elevated MCHC, elevated MCH, bottom of range for Haematocrit, everything else within normal ranges. What do these results mean?

Nothing: Your physician may want to repeat them. I trust you do not have spherocytosis or if you do, that you've been worked up. At most, a reticulocye count may be in order. Sometimes the machines can be a bit mis-calibrated. High MCHC is quite uncommon and if you feel well I wouldn't be troubled. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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I just got blood test results. I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?

I just got blood test results. I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?

Any symptoms?: How much is your hemoglobin? If is it between 12-15 gm/dL, there is no cause of concern. You parameters are okay.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have experienced fatigue my whole life & have blood test results: RBC 4.5, HGB 14.1, MCHC 35.2, MCH 30.6, HCT 39.9, MCV 87.0 Desperate for advice!

I have experienced fatigue my whole life & have blood test results: RBC 4.5, HGB 14.1, MCHC 35.2, MCH 30.6, HCT 39.9, MCV 87.0 Desperate for advice!

Sleep issue?: You may consider having sleep testing done. There are lots of causes of chronic fatigue, but regardless of the cause, proper sleep assists the symptoms in most cases. ...Read more

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My test results are Hemoglobin 12.8 Hct 42.7 rbc6 Mcv 71.4 Mch 21.4 Mchc 30 Rdw 15.9 Wbc 8000 Platelet 345000 Is there something wrong with me? Thank

My test results are Hemoglobin 12.8 Hct 42.7 rbc6 Mcv 71.4 Mch 21.4 Mchc 30 Rdw 15.9 Wbc 8000 Platelet 345000 Is there something wrong with me? Thank

Red cell indices: My test results are Hemoglobin 12.8 Hct 42.7 rbc6 Mcv 71.4 Mch 21.4 Mchc 30 Rdw 15.9 Wbc 8000 Platelet 345000 Is there something wrong with me? Thank ANS: always send normal values for all lab tests done in that lab. Then can make better interpretation. ...Read more

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Dad, Vegetarian, 80 y, Sees a Hematologist once @ 3 mo. Recent Test Results: V- B12 1788, RBC 4.24, Hg 14, MCH 33.03, MCV 94.55, PCV 40.09. Asked to continue 2500 mcg Vit [email protected] months. Are V-B12 inj's needed if Vit B12 is already so high? Risks?

Dad, Vegetarian, 80 y, Sees a Hematologist once @ 3 mo. Recent Test Results: V- B12 1788, RBC 4.24, Hg 14, MCH 33.03, MCV 94.55, PCV 40.09. Asked to continue 2500 mcg Vit Inj@3 months. Are V-B12 inj's needed if Vit B12 is already so high? Risks?

Nutritional Yeast: B12 is not absorbed from his gut at his age. B12 level is nothing to worry about since no one gets OVERDOSED from b12 injections. I WOULD continue the shots. If someone is young, BUY BRAGG;S NUTRITIONAL YEAST IF THEY ARE VEGAN ONLY. Vegetarians get enough B12 from eggs if he eats eggs. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood test results WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

What does it mean blood test results WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

Why ordered: WBC may be elevated. It depends on the range. You should discuss the results of your lab tests with the medical provider who ordered the test in the context of your particular medical conditions. Nine is a bit young to be on Health Tap. ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & plan ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

What do these results mean? Decreased MCH and elevated RDW in blood test?

Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & pl ...Read more

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I'm 32 yr male my cbc test result is lymp 41, MCV 76.5, MCH 25, RBC 5.95, RDW 15.4 rest values are in normal range. Any thing serious??

I'm 32 yr male my cbc test result is lymp 41, MCV 76.5, MCH 25, RBC 5.95, RDW 15.4 rest values are in normal range. Any thing serious??

Focus on Important v: You need to focus on important values which are Hemoglobin (Hb) instead of RBC count and give us your WBC count instead of lymph count and platelet counts. Rest is not important unless the 3 values I have asked you to focus on are high or low (abnormal) which is not the case with you. So your blood test results are fine. ...Read more

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Dr called said blood tests were normal Rcvd lab results MCH is low & total Bilirubin @1.9. All other results are in normal range. What does this mean?

Dr called said blood tests were normal Rcvd lab results MCH is low & total Bilirubin @1.9. All other results are in normal range. What does this mean?

Maybe Gilbert's?: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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Blood Tests Results today. CBC all normal except for MCH 31.2 High. I don't know that is should I be worried? Other items out of line were Glucose 115 H, T.Chol/HDL Ratio 3.7 L, A1c 6.2 H and VItamin D 25OH Total 29.8 L. The rest are all in normal.

Blood Tests Results today. CBC all normal except for MCH 31.2 High. I don't know that is should I be worried? Other items out of line were Glucose 115 H, T.Chol/HDL Ratio 3.7 L, A1c 6.2 H and VItamin D 25OH Total 29.8 L. The rest are all in normal.

Prediabetic..: The MCH isn’t bothering me as much as the vitamin D deficiency and possible Prediabetes. The blood glucose and A1C are in the prediabetic range, putting you at increased risk for the eventual development of diabetes. Discuss options with your regular provider and consider 2000IU of vitamin D3 daily. ...Read more

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History of loose stools & RUQ pain. Blood results show. 68 ABS Lymph-low, 5.51 CRP-high, 33.1 MCH-high, 3.1 WBC-low. All other tests normal. Thoughts?

History of loose stools & RUQ pain. Blood results show. 68 ABS Lymph-low, 5.51 CRP-high, 33.1 MCH-high, 3.1 WBC-low. All other tests normal. Thoughts?

See details: The lab is not impressive except for the elevated CRP. With the history of diarrhea see a gastroenterologist. There are several possibilities including IBD. ...Read more

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Can you explain results of CBC test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - what does it mean?

Can you explain results of CBC test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - what does it mean?

Iron deficiency?: I'm a lab specialist. Labs mean nothing apart from a history and physical exam, and labs aren't simply "low" or "high" -- HOW low / high is key. You owe it to yourself to get with your physician. If this is iron deficiency (which I suspect, rule out thalassemia), your physician has a duty to find out whether, and WHY -- it means serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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I Have Thalassemia Trait and Blood Test Result Says I have Variant Hb. WBC 3.9 Range 4-11. MCV 73.2 R80-100. MCH 23.3pg R27-32. RDW 20.4 R 11-14.5. Neutrophils 1.3 R 2.0- 7.5 Protein 80 g/L R 61-79 Creatinine 50 R53-97. GFR >90 is it Normal result?

I Have Thalassemia Trait and Blood Test Result Says I have Variant Hb. WBC 3.9 Range 4-11. MCV 73.2 R80-100. MCH 23.3pg R27-32. RDW 20.4 R 11-14.5. Neutrophils 1.3 R 2.0- 7.5 Protein 80 g/L R 61-79 Creatinine 50 R53-97. GFR >90 is it Normal result?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you seem to have microcytic anemia, which may be due beta thalassemia trait and/or iron deficiency. Your neutrophil count is borderline low. It may be useful to consult a hematologist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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What does this mean? Hb 15.5mcv 77 MCH 25all other results are normal

Complicated.: Low MCV usually is due to iron deficiency anemia, but not in your case since your hemoglobin is normal. Most likely is an inherited condition called thalassemia, likely alpha thal given the relatively high Hgb level. There are number of other conditions, but if the rest of the CBC is normal and you feel well, thal is likely. If in the past your MCV was normal, it's something else and needs eval ...Read more

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Halo jz wanna ask. What if hemogloblin result normal but MCH low. What that's mean??

Need actual result: If your hemoglobin in normal, it is unlikely that a low MCH is meaningful. However if would be helpful to have the complete result. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.

How low?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what these lab results mean, MCH 25.4, mchc 30.4, RDW 17.3?

Can you tell me what these lab results mean, MCH 25.4, mchc 30.4, RDW 17.3?

RBC characteristics: These are characteristics of red blood cells, indicating how large they are, how much hemoglobin is present in each and how much variation is present. They provide clues to vitamin and iron deficiences and congenital disorders and medication reactions. ...Read more

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CBC results of absolute neutrophils was 7.7 / cu mm and neutrophils was 82.7 % and mch 31.5 g/DL I didn't know if I should be concerned?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is no cause for concern based on the information you provided. It would have been helpful to have all the results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7). Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9). MCH 32.6?

Blood results showed high MCHC 36.2 (normal range said 31.5 - 35.7). Other stuff ok, Hemoglobin was 15.8 (range said 11.1 - 15.9). MCH 32.6?

No worry: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, none of your results are a cause for concern. Do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. Next time you get the test done, drink a couple of glasses of water in the morning before the test. ...Read more

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What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

What does a low mcv, MCH and mchc mean in a blood test?

Big picture: Small red cells with too little hemoglobin usually mean iron deficiency which should prompt a search for bleeding. There are some other possible causes. ...Read more

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My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

My RDW and lymph count is high and my MCV and MCH is low. What do these results mean?

Need a workup: Lab results mean nothing in isolation, and reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Given that, I wouldn't be surprised if you were getting a bit iron deficient, and that's a call for a workup -- are you bleeding from something troublesome like an ulcer or tumor? Your physician should know what to do. ...Read more

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Female 33. hb-11.70, rbc-3.95, mcv-90, mch-29.70, rdw-10.90. rbc morphology - predominantly normocytic & normocytic. Hb f-<0.8, hb a2-3.30. meaning?

Female 33. hb-11.70, rbc-3.95, mcv-90, mch-29.70, rdw-10.90. rbc morphology - predominantly normocytic & normocytic. Hb f-<0.8, hb a2-3.30. meaning?

Anemia: Your hemoglobin is lower than normal. You may need to take multivitamins containing folic acid and vitamin B12.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
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Please advise what my bloodwork and urine results? LOW hemog, hemat, mcv, mch & creatinine ser, HIGH RDW, plate, lymphs abs, potass. WBCest +1, WBC 6-10

Please advise what my bloodwork and urine results? LOW hemog, hemat, mcv, mch & creatinine ser, HIGH RDW, plate, lymphs abs, potass. WBCest +1, WBC 6-10

Complex picture: You are probably iron deficient and need to find the cause. Mild lymphocyte elevations are no concern if you feel well. If potassium is up more than s but, the cause needs to be found. ...Read more

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I received some results today and a little worried. RBC 5.29 MCV 75.9 MCH 24.2 and RDW 15.4. 34 yo female. Should I be worried?

I received some results today and a little worried. RBC 5.29 MCV 75.9 MCH 24.2 and RDW 15.4. 34 yo female. Should I be worried?

CBC: Hi, what is your Hemoglobin/Hematocrit. Your RBC count is normal, your MCV is slightly low and RDW is elevated which those indicate an Iron- deficiency Anemia which is very common in women due to mensturation, you most likely need an Iron group test to find out how severe your anemia is and you benefit from Iron supplement. ...Read more

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What do these results indicate? Hemoglobin 14.1, sgpt 32, MCV 70, MCH 23, mchc 33, RDW 17%. Rbc 6.11

Non specific.: Could represent mild iron deficiency or thalasemia although not with any reliability. ...Read more

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What is (mch) mean corpuscular hemoglobin on your CBC test?

What is (mch) mean corpuscular hemoglobin on your CBC test?

Hemoglobin/rbc count: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin or mean cell hemoglobin. It is roughly a measurement of the average hemoglobin content of each red blood cell (rbc) and is obtained by dividing the total hemoglobin by the number of rbc's. The value comes out as picograms/cell and is usually in the range of 27 -31. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying molecule in the blood. Mch is useful for classifying types of anemia. ...Read more

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My CBC results showed high MCH, NE%, NE#, and LY#, while the MO% was low. I have rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis. What do these mean?

My CBC results showed high MCH, NE%, NE#, and LY#, while the MO% was low. I have rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis. What do these mean?

Medication effect: It is common with RA to have an anemia. It is also common for methotrexate and some of the other RA meds to cause an increase in MCH and especially MCV. MCH is mean corpuscular Hemoglobin. It is a measure of how much hemoglobin is in each cell. NE and LY refers to neutrophils and Lymphpcytes. These are types of white blood cells and can also be affected by your disease and it's treatment. ...Read more

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Wbc 3.2, RBC 4.74, hemoglobin 10.8, hematocrit 34.9, MCV 73.7, MCH 22.8, mchc 31.0 and 18.2 rdw. What do these results mean?

Wbc 3.2, RBC 4.74, hemoglobin 10.8, hematocrit 34.9, MCV 73.7, MCH 22.8, mchc 31.0 and 18.2 rdw. What do these results mean?

Iron deficiency?: This is most likely. You need to be tested to verify this and to find where the blood loss may be occurring. Iron deficiency indicates serious treatable disease until proved otherwise. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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Haemoglobin 11.9. Mcv 65.40, MCH 19.20. Mchc 29.30, lymphocytes 44, cholesterol 197.37, ldl/hdl 1.94, liver f test s bilirubin direct 0.31?

Haemoglobin 11.9. Mcv 65.40, MCH 19.20. Mchc 29.30, lymphocytes 44, cholesterol 197.37, ldl/hdl 1.94, liver f test s bilirubin direct 0.31?

What's the question?: It looks like you may have thalassemia or iron deficiency or both. Low MCV with just slightly low hemoglobin suggests thalassemia. Rbc (red blood cell) count would be helpful to distinguish the 2. Other testing could include a ferritin level to measure your body's iron content, and possibly a hemoglobin electropheresis. Is there a family history of thalassemia? ...Read more

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Blood test: I have a low MCV, low mch and high rdw. I have euthyrodism- T3, (liothyronine) T4 & S-TSH fine bt my SHBG is high at 198.5 what does it mean?

Iron deficiency: It appears that you have iron deficiency anemia which needs to be treated with iron supplementation. I would repeat the thyroid studies in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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What is a serum iron level also what does MCH & mchc stand for in lab test?

What is a serum iron level also what does MCH & mchc stand for in lab test?

Numbers: Iron (not to be confused with hemoglobin) is the amount of the element in blood bound to plasma proteins. It's helps estimate how much iron is available to make more red cells. Mch and MCHC are mean corpuscular (red cell) hemoglobin and hemoglobin concentration; how well-hemoglobinized the red cells are (tends to be low in iron deficiency and some other illnesses.) iron deficiency's common & cruel. ...Read more

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My blood tests have come back with high (out of range) RBC and low MCH and MCHC. What could be the cause of this?

My blood tests have come back with high (out of range) RBC and low MCH and MCHC. What could be the cause of this?

Thal minor?: You did not give specific numbers but this is common is thalassemia minor, with red cells too small being produced in generous quantities to make up for their smallish size. It's worth knowing about because marrying someone else with it can produce children with thal major which is very bad. ...Read more