What is the Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration Test?
The Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) test is also known as the MCH (Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin) test. It is ordered as part of the common complete blood count (CBC) used to measure overall health. MCHC is measured in conjunction with MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume), WBC (white blood cell) and RBC (red blood cell) tests to diagnose anemia. The MCHC test is rarely, if ever, ordered as a lone blood test.
Normal Value Range
- Negative Pregnancy Adult: 310 to 370 g/L
- Pregnancy Trimester One: 325 to 353 g/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Two: 324 to 352 g/L
- Pregnancy Trimester Three: 319 to 355 g/L