Your Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin

What Causes Abnormal Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin MCH?

Abnormal mean corpuscular hemoglobin MCH can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose abnormal mean corpuscular hemoglobin MCH, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "abnormal mean corpuscular hemoglobin MCH" as a symptom.  For example, manganese need.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor milk production
very slow fingernail growth
slow scalp hair growth
fatigue after slight exertion
macrocytic red cells
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of abnormal mean corpuscular hemoglobin MCH.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate having had recent lab tests, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Mean Cell or Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH). Unit: pg/cell
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ Under 26
→ 26 to 27
→ 28 to 32 (normal)
→ Over 32
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate very low MCH, low MCH, normal MCH or elevated MCH, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Manganese Requirement.  Increased mean cell volume and mean cell hemoglobin are seen in cases of manganese deficiency.
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