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Mean corpuscular hemoglobin



The mean corpuscular hemoglobin, or "mean cell hemoglobin" (MCH), is a measure of the mass of hemoglobin contained by a red blood cell. It is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. It is diminished in microcytic anemias, and increased in macrocytic anemias. It is calculated by dividing the total mass of hemoglobin by the RBC count.

Additional recommended knowledge

MCH=Hgb/RBC

A normal value in humans is 26.3 to 33.8 picograms/cell. [1]

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