Introduction: The MCV procedure is used to determine the average size of red blood cells as well as any anomalies. It is part of a routine check-up to detect any anomalies. Haematocrit values and RBC count are used to measure MCV. Despite the fact that the MCV is a predictor of RBC scale, the estimate relied solely on the PCV and RBC count. The aim of this research is to determine the relationship between MCV and RBC scale.
Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients' blood samples were randomly obtained from an academic laboratory. To save the blood from clotting, anticoagulants are used. The RBC size is determined using a regular formula from the collected sample's peripheral smear. The automatic hemology analyser is used to extract MCV from the laboratory. The data were statistically analyzed.
Results and Conclusion: According to the analysis, a pathologist will evaluate macrocytic or microcytic RBCs without using an automatic analyzer and without scanning for and comparing the size of small lymphocytes by using the peripheral smear alone and comparing the MCV values. There is a need for a scale (in-built Vernier caliper) in the microscope, which is useful for RBC size measurement and also saves time. According to the findings, there is a statistically significant linear association between RBC size and MCV
How to cite this article:
Dr. MA Mujeeb Siddiqui, Dr. V Swetha. Comparision of RBC size and mean corpuscular volume in automated peripheral smear system. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2021;4(2):87-90. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i2b.364