CBC-Lucy_GH[1] - or thalassemias . Mean corpuscular...

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LEARNING ISSUE: CBC-LUCY’S RESULTS Gina Hendricks RBC count (varies with altitude): LUCY: 3.0 dec Male: 4.7 to 6.1 million cells/mcL Female: 4.2 to 5.4 million cells/mcL WBC count: 4,500 to 10,000 cells/mcL LUCY: NORMAL Hematocrit (varies with altitude): LUCY: 28% dec Male: 40.7 to 50.3 % Female: 36.1 to 44.3 % Hemoglobin (varies with altitude): LUCY:8.4 dec Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dL Female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dL MCV: 80 to 95 femtoliter LUCY:27 dec MCH: 27 to 31 pg/cell MCHC: 32 to 36 gm/dL LUCY:30 dec -The finding of pica in adults (most commonly ice chips or cornstarch) is well known to be associated with iron deficiency anemia. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measurement of the average size of your RBCs. The MCV is elevated when your RBCs are larger than normal (macrocytic), for example in anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency .
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When the MCV is decreased, your RBCs are smaller than normal (microcytic) as is seen in iron deficiency anemia
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Unformatted text preview: or thalassemias . Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) is a calculation of the average amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin inside a red blood cell. Macrocytic RBCs are large so tend to have a higher MCH, while microcytic red cells would have a lower value. Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is a calculation of the average concentration of hemoglobin inside a red cell. Decreased MCHC values (hypochromia) are seen in conditions where the hemoglobin is abnormally diluted inside the red cells, such as in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia. Increased MCHC values (hyperchromia) are seen in conditions where the hemoglobin is abnormally concentrated inside the red cells, such as in burn patients and hereditary spherocytosis, a relatively rare congenital disorder. Hoffman: Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 5th ed. Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine, 2nd ed....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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