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What is MCV
Mean Cell Volume
Direct measurement by automated methods. HCT is then calculated from the MCVand the RBC count
HCT/RBCX10
80-100 fl
What is MCH
Mean Cell Hemoglobin
Hb/RBCX10
28-32 pg
Interpretation:varies with hemoglobin content and cell size
What is MCHC
Mean cell hemoglobin concentration
HB/HCTx100
32-36%
<32% is hypochromic
>36% is hyperchromic
What is RDW
SD of MCV/Mean of MCVx100
11.5 to14.5%
>14.5 indicates anisocytosis
Rules of 3
RBC X 3 =Hb+or - .5
HB X 3 = HCT +or_3