Hello and welcome to HCM,
On the basis of information provided by you, a low MCHC is suggestive of anemia
. However, the type of anemia can only be determined if hemoglobin
levels, RBC count, MCV and MCH are also known.
RDW will increase if there is variation in sizes of RBCs.
Usually in anemias there is variation in the sizes of RBCs.
However, the value of MCHC is only mildly decreased so anemia if present is mild.
The slight increase or decrease in percentage of neutrophils and lymphocytes may be insignificant.
A total leucocyte count (TLC
) and absolute numbers of WBCs need to be known to make any comment.
If the absolute lymphocyte count
is more than 3000 and absolute neutrophil count
is more than 4000, then it is significant.
An increase in lymphocyte count signifies a chronic infection and an increase in neutrophil count is indicative of acute infection.
Else there is nothing to worry.
Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal