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MPV = mean platlet volume. It is the average number of blood platelets found in a drop of blood. It is simpler than trying to count the platelets since they can stick together so that a machine does not get the count correct and if you count them by putting them on a slide and eyeballing them yourself, you are as a technologist likely to count another similar cell as a platelet. Medicine and hematology are not exact sciences but it sounds like so far that you just haven't needed to manufacture many platelets. Sometimes with a simple iron deficiency you will get an over the top count because of the cycle that the blood platelet was in when the sample was drawn. Not an exact science at all. The McHC value describes the amount of hemoglobin available in the cell. The number 14.1 describes the red blood cell distribution width which is usually around that number when the body is responding to an infusion of iron or recovering from an iron deficiency cycle. I am referring to the cycle of blood cell manufacturing when I am saying cycle, from time the blood cell is formed to the time it is taken out of the system and replaced with new cells.(about 120 days)





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