The mean concentration of hemoglobin in erythrocyte (MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) is the indicator of the saturation of red blood cells by hemoglobin. In the hematology analyzers, MCHC is determined automatically. This parameter can also be calculated by the formula: Hb (g / dl) × 100 / Ht (%).
The average volume of erythrocyte - MCV (mean corpuscular volume) is measured in femtolitra (fl) or cubic micrometers. In hematological analyzers, MCV is calculated by dividing the sum of cell volumes by the number of red blood cells
Hemoglobin - the main component of erythrocytes, is a complex protein, consisting of heme and globin. The main function of hemoglobin is to transfer oxygen from the lungs to tissues, as well as to remove carbon dioxide from the body and regulate CBS.
The concept of "general clinical study of blood" includes determining the concentration of hemoglobin, counting the number of erythrocytes, color index, white blood cells, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and leukocyte formula.