red blood cell indices

red cell indices erythrocyte indices.

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  • Mean corpuscular volume — The mean corpuscular volume, or mean cell volume (MCV), is a measure of the average red blood cell volume that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. In patients with anemia, it is the MCV measurement that allows classification… …   Wikipedia

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  • Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration — hemoglobin The mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, or MCHC, is a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. It is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. It is calculated by… …   Wikipedia

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