The mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is a measure of the concentration of haemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cell.
Why Get Tested:
- It is done as part of blood indices.
- It is done to diagnose anemia.
When to get Tested:
- when you have signs and symptoms of anemia (weakness, fatigue).
- when you have signs and symptoms of polycythemia (dizziness, headache)
- At regular intervals to monitor a disorder that affects RBCs and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
- The best sample is EDTA blood.
- Stable 6 hours at 25 °C and 24 hours at 4 °C.
- Fetal blood collected percutaneous from the umbilical area.
|MCH||32 – 36 g/dl||32 – 36 g/dlg|
Test Procedure or calculation
MCHC Result will be detect with Calculation.
Increased MCH is seen in:
- Macrocytic anemia and in newborn.
Decreased MCH is seen in:
- Microcytic anemia.
- Hypochromic anemia.
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