From the estimated Hb content, PCV and red cell count, it is possible to derive other values, which indicate the red cell volume, hemoglobin content and concentration in the red cells. These values are commonly referred to as the red blood cell indices.
MCHC – defines the hemoglobin concentration or colour of the average RBC....
30-37 g/dl (or %)
When to get Tested
As a part of Complete Blood count
When there is s/s of anemia (weakness or fatigue, Lack of energy, fainting, pallor, shortness of breath, irregular heart beat)
When there is s/s suggesting an infection or inflammation
Auto immune hemolytic Anemia
Increased MCHC reflects dehydration of the red cells, commonly seen in spherocytosis
Commonly seen in Iron deficiency or Thalassemia
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