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What Effect Does Living At A High Altitude Have On Mch Value On My Cbc Results
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
As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more
My CBC results are WBC of 3.5 (low), rbc: normal, hemoglobin 12.3, MCH of 25.2 (low), mchc of 31.5, RDW of 18.4 (high), neutrophils 21, lymphs 74, ?
Need a work-up.: You might have one or more issues here. You have a low WBC count with about 75% lymphocytes, which can mean a leukemia or lymphoma. In addition you've a high RDW and low mch, with a normal rbc count which can mean that cells are being pushed out of your bone marrow by whatever is affecting your wbcs. You should see your doctor for more tests, a look at your blood smear, and a full work-up. ...Read more
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
My cbc results were critical high. MCH high. Mchc low. Lymph low, & monocytes zero for 2 months with taking antibiotics. My WBC 16.0. then 16.5.
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
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
On a CBC what does it mean when it says MCH is 25.8 mchc is 31.6 both indicating low and RDW is 15.8 indicates a high read?
May not mean: A whole lot. These numbers could be seen in mild iron deficiency. ...Read more
I have just had 15 blood tests done, one of was a CBC, my MPV is 11.9 ( range from7.4 to 10.4) My MCH slightly high as well 31.3 should i concerned.
Would liver problems show on a CBC? I know LFT/CMP is the standard just wondering if high MCH and high MCV could be liver issues or is it another prob
Poor screen: High MCV is concerning specifically for heavy alcohol use, but a savvy physician will check for B12, folate, (folic acid) hypothyroidism, and hemolytic anemia (young red cells are big). If the metabolic profile and physical exam don't indicate liver troubles, probably this sturdiest of organs is okay. Remember that a few percent of healthy folks fall a bit outside of reference ranges. ...Read more
My CBC shows low hemglobin of 10.5, mch, MCV and mchc low and RDW high
iron and tibc shows iron serum low 14 and iron saturation 5 alert
and ferritin se?
Iron def anemia: You have iron deficiency anemia-from your blood work provided. You need iron supplement-but most importantly to find out why you have iron deficiency anemia. Bleeding/blood loss- , malabsorption of iron in the stomach, or poor nutrition status/not enough intake of iron from the food could be the cause. Go to see your pmd and have more eval. If needed, referral to a hematologist can be done by pmd. ...Read more
Large red bloodcells: If the MCH level is over 34, this is considered to be too high. The main reason that the MCH level would be too high is because of macrocytic anemia. Macrocytic anemia is a blood disorder in which not enough red blood cells are produced, but the ones that are present are large (thus fitting more hemoglobin). Macrocytic anemia is often caused by having too little vitamin B12 or folic acid. ...Read more
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?
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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My CBC is normal with the exception of my elevated RBC (6.12 h) and low MCV (73.9 l) and MCH (24.1 l). I'm asian, can anyone explain this to me?
My last CBC blood test indicated RDW of 16.2, MCV 82, MCH 27.5, MCHC, 33.4 and platelets 390. The only high readings were the RDW and platelets. ?
Sons CBC results WBC 7.7k/ul RBC 5.10m/ul heloglobin 11.2g/dl hematocrit 34.7% MCV 68fl (low) MCH 22.0pg mchc32.3g/dl platlet328 what could be wrong?
Cbc back & hemo 10.7 rbc 5.51mcv 68 mch 19.4 mchc 28.5 rdw is 17.5 platelets is 558 vitamin d is 11.6 tsh 0.017 dr not concern everything high or low
I recently had a CBC test done and they found mcv-low, mch-low, rdw-high, and they found presence of nrbc's but i don't know how many. Reason for going in: headaches. What could it be?
NRBC: And the "indices" suggest a need for a heme consult. You didn't mention wbc, platelets or hematocrit/hemoglobin. Nrbc's are immature red cells, but it infers the bone marrow may be crowded out. Headaches doesn't help. The scenario can be serious. Leukemia and metastasis on the list, but you need moer information and I do too. ...Read more
Im 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
Cbc done - hgb, hct low(10.6/33.3). The mcv, MCH and MCH were borderline low. The RDW high. Donated blood 1 month previous with 12.9 hgb. ? Diagnosis
Not enough data: Most cbc's only tell us what numerically is wrong. The only sure way to tell a CBC is abnormal is to look at the peripheral smear. Your indices indicate that you may be iron deficient, however that requires a thorough assessment for blood loss from the gi, gu and respiratory tract. If you donate blood, you can exacerbate the iron deficiency. ...Read more
What do both high red and white blood count levels along with low MCH levels and high absolute Neutrophil levels mean on a CBC lab test?
Can't tell: without more information. Discuss this with your physician to interpret how this fits with your symptoms, physical findings, known conditions, etc. Good luck1 ...Read more
Hi, I have recurrent low RBC's (but Hgb & HCT usually normal), & low WBC's on CBC. Also, low NE# & LY#, High MCH. Does this look like leukemia or HIV?
Recent CBC: RBC 4.48, Hgb 11.8, Hct 38.1, MCV 85.0, MCH 26.3, MCHC 31.0, RDW 15.8, Plt 503. How "abnormal" is my Plt in relative terms? What is likely the cause of high Plt (poss iron deficiency?)?
Check for low iron: Your platelet count by itself is not worrisome, but elevated platelets with an elevated RDW (the spread of Red Cell sizes) is often an indicator of iron deficiency. Iron deficiency is common in menstruating women, especially vegetarians, and can cause fatigue before it is severe enough to cause anemia. Ask your doctor to check your iron saturation level, and consider a daily vitamin "for women." ...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
High MCV & MCH for few years. 2 yrs of low rbc. New CBC has folate (folic acid) & calc. Defic., low bun. 2 mnths ago found soft clavicle lymph "mass". Esophag spsm?
My CBC is WBC 9.2, RBC 5.5, hgb 16.1, hct 46.4, MCV 84.4, MCH 29.3, mchc 34.7, %rdw-cv 12.4, PLT 254, mpv 12.2, % neut 46.8, % lymp 40.5, % mono 9.4 .. Is it good or bad. Plz comment on high mpv value?
Results in range:
Didn't get lab's reference range with your results ? Labs do vary. With that being said, your % monocytes are a bit high (range 2-8%) you are 9.4
the concern is out of range mean platelet volume mpv. (range 7.5-11.5 ) you test at 12.2. Platelets are cells involved in blood clotting. Higher ranges indicate platelets are larger, and possibly mean greater risk of stroke or heart attack. Retest w md. ...Read more
Cbc test shows high wbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low mch, high platelet count, low lymphocytes and monocytes - can you define these for me?
Hard to say...: It sounds like it may be an infection but it's impossible to say without more information including if you have any other signs or symptoms. It is also important to know the numbers: how high is that wbc, for example. The best way to go for you is to discuss it with you doctor directly. ...Read more
My brother and i both have the thalassemia trait but we are both very healthy. We both had CBC and cmp tests. We have high RBC and rdw, low mch, low mchv, and low wbc. Is the low wbc/neutrophil a problem?
African American?: African americans often have absolute neutrophil counts that are slightly lower than caucasians. There are many reasons for slight variations in the normal wbc, including alterations in the marginated (attached) vs demarginated (circulating) pools. Being otherwise well, i wouldn't worry about this. As physicians, we are trained to treat patients, not numbers. Cheers. ...Read more
I have nausea, lightedness and body weakness.
CBC came back with
Discuss it: You didn't give the values, but if they're not way out-of-range, I'd check you for thalassemia minor. If you have it, it's worth knowing as marrying another person with it can be a disaster for your children. I can't explain the high platelets, though the common cause is coexisting iron deficiency which can complicate this stuff. Pure iron deficiency might show low RBC instead. ...Read more
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
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