What does MCH stand for?Click for Answer
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What does the mean corpuscular hemoglobin correlate with (more than one answer may apply)?
You join NASA as a medical researcher and are tasked with designing an experiment to study the effect of space travel on the hemoglobin/hematocrit and mean corpuscular volume (MCV). The space shuttle cannot accommodate an automated hematology analyzer, so you instruct the astronauts to draw blood during sequential weeks into EDTA-containing tubes, and store it on board at 4 degrees C. You plan to run the samples through a automated analyzer upon return to earth. However, red blood cells take on water during storage, so their size (the mean corpuscular volume [MCV]) artifactually increases while the shuttle is in orbit.