Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)

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Subject: Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)

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Definition and Use

  • MCHC is the Hct divided by Hb. It has limited value in classifying anemias, although it may identify hypochromasia better than MCH.

  • Normal range: 31.5–36 g.

Interpretation

Decreased In

  • Microcytic and normocytic anemias

Increased In

  • Macrocytic anemias and hereditary spherocytosis

  • Infants and newborns

 
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