Book MCV Test in Bangalore

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MCV is short for Mean Corpuscular Volume. There are three main types of corpuscles or blood cells in blood – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The MCV blood test measures the average size of red blood cells inside the blood, also known as erythrocytes. Red blood cells are responsible for the transportation of oxygen around the blood. The cells need oxygen to grow, reproduce and remain healthy. If the size of the red blood cells is abnormal, that could be an indication of anemia. Read on to know more about MCV test in Bangalore.

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About MCV Test

Why is the MCV test done?

When the doctor orders a complete blood count test, the MCV test is part of the package and done simultaneously. The doctor could also order the MCV test if there are any signs of blood disorder in the body. The symptoms of blood disorders include:

  • Fatigue or tiredness around the clock
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising inside the body
  • Unusual coldness of the limbs
  • Pale skin conditions
  • Shortness of breath (coughing or pain while breathing)
  • Trouble in concentrating due to the lack of oxygen
  • Feeling dizzy or fainting often (due to lack of oxygen)
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Irregular heartbeat
What does the MCV test measure?

As the name suggests, the MCV test is used to check the average size of the red blood cells. The red blood cells are extremely important for the functioning of the body. They contain the pigment haemoglobin and are responsible for transporting oxygen all around the body. If there is any irregularity in the size of the red blood cells (being too small or too big), that could be an indication of anemia. A doctor should be consulted.
Anaemia is a vitamin deficiency in the body in which the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin concentration inside the body is lower than normal. There are various symptoms of anaemia that could be seen in the patient:

  • Fatigue
  • General weakness
  • Pale or yellowish skin condition
  • Irregular beating of the heart
  • Shortness of breath or coughing
  • Dizziness or feeling light-headed (even fainting)
  • Pain in the chest
  • Coldness in the limbs (hand and feet)
Risk/Side-effects of MCV test

Generally, there is very little risk of any major symptoms inside the body. The person might feel slight pain (or some bruising) in the area where the needle has been pierced to take the blood. But those tend to disappear pretty quickly and not cause any major problems to the patient. In very rare cases, the patient might develop blood collection under the skin or infection at the site where the needle was pierced. But that is a very rare occurrence and nothing major to worry about.


Why should you choose Flebo's testing services?

Flebo offers state-of-the-art facilities to patients looking to get their lab results quickly and accurately. Their technicians are trained to draw blood without causing any sort of injury to the patient. The technicians working on testing are experienced in the field of gathering the samples correctly and delivering the reports on time. If you want to opt for the best MCV test in Bangalore, look no further than Flebo. The website contains all the information you will need for a safe testing experience.



Are there any preparations needed for this test?

There are no major preparations needed for the test (preferably stay empty stomach before the test).

How is the sample taken?

The blood is taken from the arm. The area is cleaned with rubbing alcohol, and the technician takes blood precisely.

How to make sure that you have a healthy red blood cell count?

Exercise regularly and focus on a diet that includes food to improve red blood cell count.

Are there any risks to the test?

There are minor risks that do not happen under general circumstances. The technicians just need to be a little careful.

 Interpreting MCV Test Results

Interpreting MCV Test Results

If under any circumstance, the test shows the size of the blood cells being smaller than normal, that could be an indication of:

  • Anaemia due to iron deficiency or other types of anaemia (we discussed what anaemia is and what the symptoms could look like
  • Thalassemia (this is a genetic disease that could be inherited, causing severe anaemia in people)

If the size of the red blood cells is larger than normal, that could be an indication of the following:

  • Deficiency of Vitamin B12
  • Deficiency of Folic Acid (another type of B Vitamin)
  • Liver diseases (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis)
  • Hypothyroidism (this is a condition when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid to meet the body’s needs)

There could be other reasons for this abnormality in size. Certain types of diet, activity level, menstrual cycle in women or medications could be causing the abnormality in the size of the blood cells.

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