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Complete Blood Count, RBC Indices

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), red blood cell distribution width (RDW).

Common Use:
To evaluate cell size, shape, weight, and hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration. Used to diagnose and monitor therapy for diagnoses such as iron-deficiency anemia.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Automated, computerized, multichannel analyzers)

AgeMCV (fL)MCH (pg/cell)MCHC (g/dL)RDWCVRDWSD
Cord blood107–11935–3931–3514.9–18.751–66
0–1 wk104–11629–4524–3614.9–18.751–66
2–3 wk95–11726–3826–3414.9–18.751–66
1–2 mo81–12525–3726–3414.9–18.744–55
3–11 mo78–11022–3426–3414.9–18.735–46
1–5 yr74–9424–3230–3411.6–14.835–42
6–8 yr73–9324–3232–3611.6–14.835–42
9–14 yr74–9425–3332–3611.6–14.837–44
15 yr–adult
 Male77–9726–3432–3611.6–14.838–48
 Female78–9826–3432–3611.6–14.838–48
Older adult
 Male79–10327–3532–3611.6–14.838–48
 Female78–10227–3532–3611.6–14.838–48
MCV = mean corpuscular volume; MCH = mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC = mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; RDWCV = coefficient of variation in red blood cell distribution width; RDWSD = standard deviation in RBC distribution width.

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Complete Blood Count, RBC Indices." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425158/all/Complete_Blood_Count__RBC_Indices.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Complete Blood Count, RBC Indices. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425158/all/Complete_Blood_Count__RBC_Indices. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Complete Blood Count, RBC Indices. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425158/all/Complete_Blood_Count__RBC_Indices
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Complete Blood Count, RBC Indices [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425158/all/Complete_Blood_Count__RBC_Indices.
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