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What does this MCH level indicate?

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My MCH level is 31.9 What would cause this and what does it mean?
My RBC count is 4.06 what would cause that?
Posted Tue, 12 Aug 2014 in Blood Disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jyothi B L 21 minutes later
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MCV is mean corpuscular hemoglobin

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Hi,
I am Dr. Jyothi BL and I will be answering your query.

MCH means mean corpuscular hemoglobin - It means the amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell (RBC).
So depending on hemoglobin percentage and RBC count, MCH will vary.

Your hemoglobin based on RBC count and MCH level should be 12.95 g% (RBC count x MCH/10)
Normal MCH values vary between 27.3-32.6 pg (pico gram)
It is within normal limits
The RBC count is slightly on the lower side, and near normal.

Any further queries, happy to help again.

Dr. Jyothi BL
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