mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

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concentration

 [kon″sen-tra´shun]
1. increase in strength by evaporation.
2. the ratio of the mass or volume of a solute to the mass or volume of the solution or solvent.
3. intense mental focus.
hydrogen ion concentration see hydrogen ion concentration.
mass concentration the mass of a constituent substance divided by the volume of the mixture, as milligrams per liter (mg/l).
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) the average hemoglobin concentration in erythrocytes, conventionally expressed in “per cent,” meaning grams per deciliter of red blood cells, obtained by dividing the blood hemoglobin concentration (in g/dl) by the hematocrit (in l/l): MCHC = Hb/Hct.
minimal alveolar concentration (MAC) the concentration of anesthetic that at a pressure of 1 atmosphere produces immobility in 50 per cent of subjects exposed to a noxious stimulus.
minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) the lowest concentration of a given antibiotic required to kill a specific organism.
minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) the lowest concentration of a given antibiotic that inhibits the growth of a specific organism.
molar concentration the concentration of a substance expressed in terms of molarity.
concentration test a test of renal function based on the patient's ability to concentrate urine; see also fishberg concentration test.
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mean corpuscular he·mo·glo·bin con·cen·tra·tion (MCHC),

Hgb/Hct; the average hemoglobin concentration in a given volume of packed red blood cells, calculated from the hemoglobin therein and the hematocrit, in erythrocyte indices.
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mean cor·pus·cu·lar he·mo·glo·bin con·cen·tra·tion

(MCHC) (mēn kōr-pŭs'kyū-lăr hē'mŏ-glō-bin kon'sĕn-trā'shŭn)
The average hemoglobin concentration in a given volume of packed red blood cells (RBC), calculated from the hemoglobin therein and the hematocrit (Hct), in RBC indices. The calculation is: MCHC = Hbg (g) × 100 ÷ Hct.
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Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)

The measurement of the average concentration of hemoglobin in a red blood cell.
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mean cor·pus·cu·lar he·mo·glo·bin con·cen·tra·tion

(MCHC) (mēn kōr-pŭs'kyū-lăr hē'mŏ-glō-bin kon'sĕn-trā'shŭn)
The average hemoglobin concentration in a given volume of packed red blood cells.
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The haemoglobin level, total erythrocytes count ([10.sup.6]/[micro]), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (g/dl), mean cell volume (fl), packed cell volume (%), mean cell haemoglobin (pg), total leukocytes count ([10.sup.3]/[micro]l) and platelet count ([10.sup.3]/[micro]l) of sickle cell disease is shown in Table 1
RBC: Red cell count WBC: White blood cell MCV: Mean cell volume MCH: Mean cell haemoglobin MCHC: Mean cell haemoglobin concentration RDW: Red cell distribution width.
Complete blood count revealed the followings haemoglobin 6.8 g/dl, total leucocytes count 13.4x109/L, platelet count 312x109/L, mean cell volume (MCV) 77.2fl, red cell distribution width (RDW) 26 %, packed cell volume (PCV) 20.4 %, mean cell haemoglobin (MCH) 21.5 pg, mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 32.5 g/dl.
About 5 mL of blood was taken from each patient to analyse different red cell parameters like red blood cell count, haemoglobin, mean cell volume, mean cell haemoglobin, mean cell haemoglobin concentration, and red cell distribution width.
Studies performed in elderly patients have reported a higher mean cell volume (MCV) and mean cell haemoglobin (MCH) in the IDA and ACD groups.
Table 1: Haematological Parameters Parameter Patient value ESR (Westergren method) 80 mm/hour (decreased) Total RBC count 1.9 x [10.sup.6]/ [micro]l (low) Volume of packed red cells 13 % (low) Haemoglobin 3.0 g% (low) Mean Cell Volume 70 cubic micron (more) Mean Cell Haemoglobin 15 picograms (low) Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration 22 % (low) Platelet count 1,42,000 / cmm
The complete blood counts [CBC] were analyzed using the automated COULTER (Beckman Coulter], The CBC included haemoglobin [Hb] haematocrit [HCV], total white blood cell count [TWBC], platelet count, mean cell volume [MCV], mean cell haemoglobin [MCH], mean cell haemoglobin concentration [MCHC] and red cell distribution width [RDW], Serum sodium and potassium were estimated by ABL800 radiometer, by ion selective method, using indirect potentiometry.
Whole blood was immediately analyzed for complete blood picture (CBP), that is, red blood cell (RBC) count, haemoglobin (HGB), hematocrit (HCT), mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), white blood cell (WBC) count, and platelet (PLT) count using the fully automated ABX Pentra 60 + Analyser (Horiba ABX, Montpellier, France).
All modern haematology analysers produce values for mean cell volume (MCV) and mean cell haemoglobin (MCH).
Haematological indices are: Direct haematological indices--erythrocyte count (Er), haemoglobin (Hb), haematocrit (Hct) and haematological indirect indices mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
Hb, haemoglobin; MCV, mean cell volume; MCH, mean cell haemoglobin; MCHC, mean cell haemoglobin concentration; RBC, red blood cell; RDW, red cell distribution width; Thal, thalassaemia
Mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) was calculated by dividing the haemoglobin content in g/100ml by the PCV/100ml of blood.