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What Does Mcv
MCV = Mean corpuscular volume. A measure of red cells size.
MCHC = Mean corpuscular hemoglboin. Amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell.
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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
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Red cell indices: MCV is mean cell ( corpuscle ) volume it is the average size of the red cells it is used to study and classify anemias (low hemoglobin states) low MCV = microcytosis= iron deficiency or thalassemia normal MCV= normocytic= anemia of inflammation or malignancy =80-100 high MCV= macrocytosis= B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency and others MCH = mean corpuscle or cell hemoglobin. used less. follows MCV ...Read more
What does low MCV 74 low MCH 23.7 high RDW 16.6 mean? Everything else normal. CMP ,LDH, CBC- freaking out! Can this be Vitamin Deficiency?
Iron deficiency: 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, what you provided suggests iron deficiency. Consult the doctor who ordered the tests. You may take oral iron and multivitamin supplements. ...Read more
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 count (mcv= hct x 1000 / rbc (in millions per microliter). In anemia, MCV allows classification as a microcytic anemia (mcv below normal), normocytic anemia (mcv in normal range) or macrocytic anemia (mcv above normal. ...Read more
What does having low MCV high red blood cells with abnormal morphology with low neutrophils and high lymphocytes counts mean?
Thalassemia?: Low MCV (small sized) red cells with increased number of rbcs is most commonly seen with thalassemia, an inherited hemoglobin abnormality, but it is not associated with low neutrophils. Not all low neutrophil counts are significant, as normal varies with ethnic background. Infections can cause temporary low neutrophils. See a hematologist to sort this out. ...Read more
All results: 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 helpful to have all the results and actual values of the results. One possibility is deficiency of iron and folic acid and/or B12. ...Read more
Need more info: It may be a combination of circumstances, and it would be helpful to know the actual values. Given the information your provided, it may be a combination of macrocytic change and dehydration. Alcohol use could be one explanation. 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. ...Read more
Spurious vs real: Need good history. Decrease plasma volume or stress erythrocytosis would be spurious. Secondary causes could include anything associated with tissue hypoxia ex. Chronic pulmonary disease. Normal arterial po2 could mean increase carboxyhemoglobinemia 2nd to cigarette smoking. Inappropriate increase ex renal disorders;ex renal cyst or ca. Primary cause; p. Vera bone marrow disorder. Few examples. ...Read more
My vitamin D 25 Hydroxy test came out value 22. I live in Michigan so not much sun. What does this mean? My mcv is 80.3 are these of concern?
Maybe supplement : You might feel some better if you supplement the vitamin D or start eating something that's rich in the stuff. The MCV is fine, same as mine, ...Read more
Why do you ask?: A very low mcv with other labs basically normal is usually Thal minor, a mild genetic variant that you simply need to understand. Low mcv can also warn of iron deficiency or a few other serious problems. Lab values aren't things to treat. Find the reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mean Corpuscular Vol: MCV refers to average size of red blood cells. Just like Goldilocks, you want everything just right, not too big, not too small. High MCV suggests possible vitamin B12 and/or Folate (folic acid) deficiency. You didn't ask, but low MCV suggests possible iron deficiency. What if you're deficient in all 3? Then MCV will be normal but RDW (red cell distribution width - it's a statistical thing) will be high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find out why: If you're mildly or not anemic and your RBC count is a bit high, you probably have thalassemia minor which is a non-problem unless you marry someone else who has it. If your RBC count is also lowish and/or you're seriously anemic, you're likely to be iron deficient. There are other possibilities. Your physician needs to explain. Best wishes. ...Read more
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