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I had a full panel of blood work recently and two were flagged- I will mark with a check- and also some that were not flagged were off as well. The dr told me that my blood work looked good so I wonder why this wasn't mentioned. Please look at numbers and advise.
✔️HCT 39.3
✔️MCV 76.5L
Thank you in advanced for your quick response as I am slightly worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

the normal range for hematocrit is is 38.8 to 50 percent for men and 34.9 to 44.5 percent for women.

so it looks like your hematocrit is normal and in range.

your Mean corpuscular volume is a bit low which means your red cells are on the small side.

sometimes this can occur with low iron levels

ask your doctor to check your iron and ferritin levels to make sure your iron levels are normal.

don't be worried.

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm going to need more info. Is this uncommon? Very alarming? Indicative of a disease process?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

this is common to have a slightly low MCV

it is not alarming.

it might mean you have low iron and low ferritin levels

you should get these checked.

your iron and ferritin could be absolutely normal.

it is not a dangerous level for MCV to be at 76.5

let me know if you have other questions.