Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

122 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What would cause corpuscular hemoglobin concentration to be lower than normal?

Hi. I did a full blood count test and my Mean corpusc Hb conc is 317.000g/L whereas it should be between 320 and 360g/L. I had anaemia when I was younger and am wondering if I still have it. My red blood cells count is also on 4.830 10*12L whereas it should be between 3.8 and 4.8 10*12L. Very slightly elevated but would like to know what that means and if it can get worse. Many thanks.
Mon, 11 Feb 2019
Report Abuse
Neurologist 's  Response
Hi,

If those are the only two values which are outside of the norm in your test then there is nothing you need to worry about. Individual values may be affected by many factors such as hydration, lipid concentration or even laboratory machines. So values are never interpreted individually, but in combination. Those values are both very slightly out of the norm and if the rest is normal they do not signify much. MCHC is not used to make diagnosis of anemia but to differentiate different types of anemia from each other, in the absence of actual anemia it doesn't have any significance (since indicators of anemia such as hemoglobin Hb, hematocrit, HCT, and RBC are normal or even high in the case of RBC). So from the provided information no condition is to be suspected, nothing to fear getting worse in the future.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,     
Dr. Olsi Taka
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I ve been told I have a non-specific auto-immune disorder,my symptom s are constant tiredness[no matter how much sleep I get,my haemoglobin is at least 20-30 points lower than what is cosidered normal,my bone marrow cannot retain iron,at least 1/4 of my liver has cirrohsis[I do not drink and I m no drug addict],I eat very healthy,I m losing lots of my body hair and on my head,I have chronic pain from from a blown knee from a work injury,disintergrating vertabrae in my lower back,I ve also suffered multiple concussion s from work and sports[also from very abusive beatings from my mother as a child].

doctor1 MD

my father having problem of HB. B for 15 days it was 5.00 and than we have supply VITCOFOL injection 5 times. But no such progress HB remain same. After that we have supply 3 bottles of blood and HB was 6.1. What may be reason..? what will be your advise..?

doctor1 MD

Hello, my son had a standard blood panel drawn and his Hemoglobin was 17.5g/dl and his hemocrit was 50.7%, they were both flagged as high. Should I be concerned and what would cause them to be at a higher than normal level? He is 20 years old and a full time college student