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Evaluation of the Patient with Increased MCV but Normal Serum Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels

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Description:

Occasionally a patient will be encountered with an elevated erythrocytic MCV (mean cellular volume) yet serum levels for folate and vitamin B12 are within the normal reference range. A careful examination of the blood smear and review of the patient's clinical history can usually identify the cause for the test findings.

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