Recent Blood Test Listed Under "Cbc": Mchc 32.8 L And Mpv 13.5 H. What Is The Significance?

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Recent Blood Test Listed Under "Cbc": Mchc 32.8 L And Mpv 13.5 H. What Is The Significance?

Recent blood test listed under"CBC": readings as follows, MCHC 32.8 and MPV 13.5 H. What is the significance?

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Hi Jacqui,

If you are a relatively young and healthy person, there is not a whole lot of significance to these numbers.

A CBC, which stand for complete blood count, is a blood test that Drs. use to asses how well your blood is functioning. It tells us how much hemeglobin you have, how many white blood cells you have, how many platelets (small fragments of cells that help your blood clot) you have, and a whole lot of other things.

In the setting of a normal hemeglobin and platelet count, the MCHC (which stands for mean corpuscle hemeglobin concentration) being slightly low doesn't mean a whole lot. And your mean platelet volume being a bit high does not mean much either.

If you were anemic (low hemeglobin/hematocrit) or your other blood numbers were way off, these labs help interpret why. Outside of that, as I said, they have little clinical significance.

To your health,

Neil MD