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What does MCH value of 34.3 indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: My MCH test result is 34.3.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (3 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
HI and thank you so much for this query.

MCH= Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin.

This is the average amount of hemoglobin mass found in each red blood cell. This is helpful in the interpretation of red blood cells numbers on a full blood count. The normal range may vary from one laboratory to another but normal values range from 26-33. Your value of 34.3 is a bit over the upper limit. I will like you to check if you meant MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) or MCH as this value is normal for MCHC and not MCH..

I hope this addresses your query fully. I wish you well and thank you so much for using our services. Feel free to ask for more information and clarification if need be.
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What does MCH value of 34.3 indicate?

Brief Answer: See below Detailed Answer: HI and thank you so much for this query. MCH= Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin. This is the average amount of hemoglobin mass found in each red blood cell. This is helpful in the interpretation of red blood cells numbers on a full blood count. The normal range may vary from one laboratory to another but normal values range from 26-33. Your value of 34.3 is a bit over the upper limit. I will like you to check if you meant MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) or MCH as this value is normal for MCHC and not MCH.. I hope this addresses your query fully. I wish you well and thank you so much for using our services. Feel free to ask for more information and clarification if need be.