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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

another result:

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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