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Table 2 The changes in standard haematological findings with temporary folate-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

Day *RBC *MCV *MCV *MCH RBC Hb Ht MCH MCHC MCV RDW
Tot /day   SD   /c mm       CV%
0 40000 90 10 30 4.8 144 36 30 40 90 11.2
10 20000 140 14 20 4.6 136 36.1 29.6 37.7 92.2 15.7
20 20000 140 14 20 4.4 128 36.1 29.1 35.5 94.5 18.8
30 20000 140 14 20 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
40 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
50 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
60 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
70 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
80 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
90 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
100 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
110 40000 90 10 30 4.2 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
120 40000 90 10 30 4.4 120 36.1 28.6 33.3 97.1 21.1
130 40000 90 10 30 4.6 128 36.1 29.1 35.5 94.5 18.8
140 40000 90 10 30 4.8 136 36.1 30 37.7 92.2 15.7
150 40000 90 10 30 4.8 144 36 30 40 90 11.4
  1. The rows in normal print show the levels with normal haemopoiesis, the rows in bold print show the changes in levels during folate-deficiency.