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I had a cbc, and my mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mchc are high, what's causing it?
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: MCH and MCHC
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration look at how "red" someone's cells are.
High levels are most commonly due to a laboratory artifact but can also be seen when a person has cells called spherocytes. If your CBC was otherwise normal, i wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, if you also have a low hemoglobin and hematocrit, you should see a hematologist.

In brief: MCH and MCHC
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration look at how "red" someone's cells are.
High levels are most commonly due to a laboratory artifact but can also be seen when a person has cells called spherocytes. If your CBC was otherwise normal, i wouldn't worry about it. On the other hand, if you also have a low hemoglobin and hematocrit, you should see a hematologist.
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