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4734 VEM

Code and name of test:

4734 VEM

The Mean Corpuscular Volume is a red blood cell size index and represents the volume occupied by a single red blood cell. It is calculated according to the formula: MCV = [hematocrit (%)/ no. of red blood cells (x10^6/microL))x10

Usefulness:

MCV is a useful index for the classification of anaemias and may suggest the pathophysiological mechanism of red blood cell damage. Together with the other red blood cell indices it may allow the early detection of processes that will cause anaemia.

Bibliography:

  • Haematology for Healthcare High Schools Dr. Traian Hossu, Dr. Margareta Parascan, Editura Didactica si Pedagogica Bucharest 1974
  • Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Manual Prof. doc. honoris causa Sabin Ghergariu, PhD, Prof. Alexandru Pop, PhD, Head of Works Chemist Laszlo Kadar, Prof. Marina Spinu, PhD

Specimens:

samples of venous blood taken using an anticoagulant

Response time:

1 business day, depending on the number of samples

Methodology:

quality test