28 November 2019 (Thursday) - MCV

One of the trainees spotted this today. A patient’s MCV had changed by about ten per cent overnight. Whilst it was a “normal” result, it shouldn’t do that.
We had a really good chat about why this might have been. Did we have the right sample? Had the wrong patient been bled? Were the analysers working properly?
It turned out the sample was over a day old.
I quite like these little ad-hoc teaching sessions.

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