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Table 1 The changes in standard haematological findings with iron-deficient haemopoiesis.

From: Predicting iron and folate deficiency anaemias from standard blood testing: the mechanism and implications for clinical medicine and public health in developing countries

Total *RBC *MCV *MCV *MCH RBC Hb Ht MCH MCHC% MCV RDW-
Days /day fL SD Pg /10^6 g/L   pg   fL Cv%
0 40000 90 10 30 4.8 144 36 30 40 90 11.2
10 40000 90 10 30 4.8 144 36 30 40 90 11.2
20 30000 60 7 18 4.8 144 36 30 40 90 11.2.
30 30000 60 7 18 4.7 137 34.7 29.2 39.6 88.1 14.0
40 30000 60 7 18 4.6 130 33.3 28.4 39.3 86.1 16.3
50 30000 60 7 18 4.5 124 31.9 27.6 38.9 84.0 18.3
60 30000 60 7 18 4.4 117 30.5 26.7 38.6 81.8 19.9
70 30000 60 7 18 4.3 111 29.0 25.8 38.2 79.5 21.3
80 30000 60 7 18 4.2 104 27.6 24.9 37.9 77.1 22.4
90 30000 60 7 18 4.1 97 26.0 23.9 37.6 74.6 23.2
100 30000 60 7 18 4.0 91 24.5 22.8 37.3 72.0 23.5
110 30000 60 7 18 3.9 84 22.9 21.7 36.9 69.2 23.2
120 30000 60 7 18 3.8 78 21.3 20.5 36.6 66.3 21.9
130 30000 60 7 18 3.7 71 19.7 19.3 36.3 63.2 18.8
140 30000 60 7 18 3.6 64 18 18 36 60 11.7
150 30000 60 7 18 3.6 64 18 18 36 60 11.7
160 30000 60 7 18 3.6 64 18 18 36 60 11.7
  1. The rows in normal print show the levels with normal haemopoiesis; the rows in bold print show the changes in levels during iron-deficiency. The columns marked with a * show the characteristics of the RBC formed on that day. The seven columns on the right show the haematological findings in the blood as would be found in a standard haematological report.