Table 2.

Anemia laboratory evaluation

Laboratory ValuesReference Range
MCV (fl): 86.781–99
MCH (pg): 28.326–33
MCHC (g/dl): 32.732–35
Iron (μg/dl): 24140–150
TIBC (μg/dl): <253230–430
Ferritin (ng/ml): 168620–300
Haptoglobin (mg/dl): 4951–192
Reticulocyte count (%): 0.20.5–1.5
Absolute reticulocyte count (K/μl): 5.0622–89
Reticulocyte production index: 0
Direct antiglobulin test: negative
LDH (units/L): 174116–245
Stool for occult blood: negative
  • MCV, mean corpuscular volume; MCH, mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; TIBC, total iron-binding capacity; LDH, lactic dehydrogenase.