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What is Rdw standard deviation?

What is Rdw standard deviation?

RDW is the standard deviation (SD) of the red cell volume divided by the mean corpuscular volume (MCV). Because higher MCV also predicts mortality risk, we hypothesized that RDW-SD (the RDW numerator) predicts mortality more strongly than RDW.

What is MCV MCH MCHC RDW in blood work?

The RBC indices are comprised of four different components known as the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the red cell distribution width (RDW).

What does it mean when your MCV MCH and MCHC are low?

This is because there is not enough hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the stationary tissues; thus, there is not enough oxygen available to convert nutrients into energy. The RBC count, hematocrit level, MCV, MCH and MCHC might also be low in patients with anemia.

What is MCHC in bloodwork?

A similar measure to MCH is something doctors call “mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration” (MCHC). MCHC checks the average amount of hemoglobin in a group of red blood cells. Your doctor may use both measurements to help in a diagnosis of anemia.