Abnormal mean corpuscular volume can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal mean corpuscular volume, we could:
|Manganese Need||2%||Ruled out|
|Increased Folic Acid Need||2%||Ruled out|
|Metal Toxicity||0%||Ruled out|
|Vitamin B6 Need||0%||Ruled out|
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV). Unit: Femtoliters; fL
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Below 75
→ 75 to 81
→ 82 to 98 (normal)
→ Over 98
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