Red cell volume and concentration in different anemias

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Ballas SK. Erythrocyte concentration and volume are inversely related. Clin Chim Acta. 1987 Apr 30 164(2):243-4. p.244 table 1PubMed ID3594914
Method P.243 2nd paragraph: "Hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Hct) were determined by standard methods mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were calculated."
Comments P.243 3rd paragraph: "Table I summarizes the Hb level, RBC [red blood cell] counts, and red cell indices for all individuals studied. Patients with β-thalassemia trait had the highest RBC count and the lowest MCV values, in contradistinction to patients with macrocytic anemia who had the lowest RBC count and the highest MCV of their erythrocytes. An inverse linear relationship between the MCV and the RBC count was found and the estimated regression line relating these two variables for all 219 individuals in the study was: y = -0.06x + 9.25. A statistically significant negative correlation between the MCV and the RBC count was found (r = - 0.78, p < 0.001)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 107600