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Test Findings

Macrocytic Anaemia

June 7th, 2021

Macrocytic Hyperchromic Anaemia

  • Look For

  • Reduced serum haemoglobin, haematocrit and red cell count
  • Elevated MCV (>100fL)
  • Elevated MCH / MCHC
  • Causes of Macrocytic Hyperchromic Anaemia

  • Megaloblastic anaemia - B12 / folate deficiency, drugs
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Post splenectomy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic liver disease
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