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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: Low MCV & MCH
|kobers - Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:25 pm|
Hi, I am a 29 year old female and had some blood work done last week. Just wondering if somebody could explain what these mean.
RBC - 5.40 (normal 4.0-5.20)
MCV - 78.8 (normal 81-94)
MCH - 27.0 (28-32)
AST - 3. (normal 5.-34.)
Thank you so much for your help!!
|kobers - Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:10 pm|
Cortisol - 20.1
|ma_girl - Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:38 pm|
Could you get a complete blood test done for yourself. A low MCV is usually pointing to Thalassemia(Minor) which needs to be diagonised. Hemoglobin Electrophoresis is a good test and will give a better picture. Also, Iron tests need to be done
Talk to your hematologist about Thalassemia if you suspect it.
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