Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
Operational Medicine 2001, Health
Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington,
|The MCHC is a measure of the
concentration of hemoglobin within a red blood cell.
This measurement is useful in evaluating the clinical response of an
anemic patient to therapy.
- Elevated MCHC is associated with spherocytosis
- Normal MCHC is associated with pernicious anemia.
- Diminished MCH is associated with:
- Iron deficiency
- Chronic blood loss
*These are general values taken from a variety of
sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one
type of testing protocol to another.