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On CBC report what does MCHC mean?

By Anonymous January 13, 2019 - 10:51am
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MCHC stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration - a measure of the average concentration of hemoglobin inside a single red blood cell. MCHC is commonly ordered as part of a complete blood count panel. Your doctor can order this panel for any of the following reasons:

-as part of a complete physical screen to evaluate your overall health
-to aid in screening for or diagnosing various diseases or conditions
-to monitor a condition once you’ve been diagnosed
-to observe the effectiveness of a treatment

The CBC panel gives your doctor information about three types of cells in your blood, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. The MCHC value is part of the red blood cell assessment.


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