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What does MCV of 101.3 and MCH of 33.2 indicate

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Question: What does MCV of 101.3 and MCH of 33.2 indicate on recent blood work I have had done?
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Answered by Dr. Yogesh D (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
MCV indicates RBC size, and MCH indicates haemoglobin per RBC

Detailed Answer:
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MCV - Mean corpuscular volume, refers to the volume of RBC, it is usually below 100 femto liters, anything above 100 indicates slightly larger red blood cells and this is usually a result of vitamin-B12 or folic acid deficiency.

MCH - Mean corpuscular haemoglobin, is a measure of the amount of haemoglobin in individual red blood cell. Your value is very marginally raised indicating a slower rate of maturation of RBC due to low vitamin-B12 deficiency.

I hope this clarifies your doubt.

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What does MCV of 101.3 and MCH of 33.2 indicate

Brief Answer: MCV indicates RBC size, and MCH indicates haemoglobin per RBC Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to Ask a Doctor service. MCV - Mean corpuscular volume, refers to the volume of RBC, it is usually below 100 femto liters, anything above 100 indicates slightly larger red blood cells and this is usually a result of vitamin-B12 or folic acid deficiency. MCH - Mean corpuscular haemoglobin, is a measure of the amount of haemoglobin in individual red blood cell. Your value is very marginally raised indicating a slower rate of maturation of RBC due to low vitamin-B12 deficiency. I hope this clarifies your doubt. Best regards