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Subject: Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
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MCV represents the average measurement of RBC volume. It is measured directly by automated instruments but calculated as Hct divided by RBC count with manual methods.
Normal range: 82.0–101.0 fL.
MCV is helpful in the classification of anemias.
Hemolysis with high reticulocyte count
Infants and newborns
Iron deficiency anemias
Hereditary sideroblastic anemia
Anemia of chronic disease and other hemoglobinopathies (may be decreased or normal)
MCV may be artificially increased with marked leukocytosis, numerous large platelets, cold agglutinins, methanol poisoning, marked hyperglycemia, and marked reticulocytosis.
MCV may be falsely decreased with in vitro hemolysis or fragmentation of RBCs.