What is Mean Corpuscular Volume?
It is the measurement of the average size of RBC
Purpose of Test
It measures 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 as either a microcytic anemia (MCV below normal range), normocytic anemia (MCV within normal range) or macrocytic anemia (MCV above normal range).
Test of Result Interpretation
- Adults : 83-101 fl
- Childrens (6-12 yrs) : 75-95 fl
No preparation required.