Mentzer index


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Related to Mentzer index: iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, Alpha Thalassemia

Mentzer index

(ments′ĕr)
The mean corpuscular volume divided by the red blood cell count (in millions). It is used to distinguish between two types of microcytic anemia: a value greater than 14 suggests iron deficiency anemia; a value less than 13 suggests thalassemia.