Normal Blood Content.?
My doctor wants to ask. I checked my blood and mchc 36.4 Is that still normal?
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MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) reflects the average concentration of hemoglobin in red blood cells. Hemoglobin itself is a protein in red blood cells whose job is to bind oxygen to be channeled from the lungs to all tissues, and bring back carbon dioxide from the tissues back to the lungs. In general, normal levels of MCHC can vary depending on age. In healthy adults, normal levels of MCHC usually range from 32 to 36%.
MCHC levels that are higher than normal are called hyperchromia. This condition can occur in several cases, for example burn sufferers, congenital spherocytosis, and so on. However, given your insignificant increase in your MCHC level, it seems that the results of this examination cannot be interpreted alone. It also needs to be compared by assessing other red blood cell indexes, such as MCV (mean corpuscular volume), MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin), and RDW (red blood cell distribution width). Examination of the red blood cell index is usually done to distinguish various types of anemia. Not only that, this examination also needs to be confirmed by the results of history taking (structured interview), physical examination, and other supporting examinations conducted. That way, then the right treatment can be given.
Therefore, it is more appropriate if you directly consult the results of your examination with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine who examines you directly.
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