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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