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Blood Tests are back - high MCV

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  • Posted By: lilbird1981
  • June 22, 2010
  • 02:41 PM


I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and had my blood test done in week 7.

I am a bit worried because I have high MCV, and I read on the internet that it is bad for cell division, which is important in pregnancy. I will list here all my test results to give you a bigger picture:

WBCs - 7.7 10*9/L
RBCs - 4.25 10*12/L
HB - 13.5 g/dL
Haematocrit - 0.41 L/L
MCV - 97.0 fL (flagged as High)
MCH - 31.7 pg
MCHC - 32.8 g/dL
Platelet count - 207 10*9/L
Neutrophil count - 5.0 10*9/L
Lymphocyte count - 1.8 10*9/L
Monocyte count - 0.5 10*9/L
Eos. 0.00 10*9/L - 0.1 10*9/L
Baso. 0.00 10*9/L - 0.0 10*9/L

I am definitely not drinking too much alcohol - it might amount to a bottle of beer per month at the most. But of course, since I know I'm pregnant I haven't touched any alcohol.

I am taking Pregnacare Vitamis, so I don't think I'm deficient in B12 and folic acid, as that is contained in there.

Can anyone help me understand these results?

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