Many medications produce hepatic injury by competitively interfering with cellular metabolism.
It is useful in diagnosing liver function more so than SGOT levels.
Due to its use of red blood cells in its calculation, MCH is not as accurate as MCHC in its diagnosis of severe anemia's. Increased MCHC is seen in spherocytosis, and not seen in pernicious anemia whereas decreased levels may indicate iron deficiency, blood loss, B6 deficiency of thalassemia. Normal Adult Female Range: 3.9 - 5.2 mill/mcl Optimal Adult Female Reading: 4.55 Normal Adult Male Range: 4.2 - 5.6 mill/mcl Optimal Adult Male Reading: 4.9 Lower ranges are found in Children, newborns and infants White blood cells main function is to fight infection, defend the body by phagocytosis against invasion by foreign organisms, and to produce, or at least transport and distribute, antibodies in the immune response.
Decreased MCH is associated with microcytic anemia and increased MCH is associated with macrocytic anemia. C.s contain less hemoglobin than normal and a high MCHC means that there is more hemoglobin in a unit of R. Red blood cells main function is to carry oxygen to the tissues and to transfer carbon dioxide to the lungs. There are a number of types of leukocytes (see Platelets (also known as thrombocytes) are the smallest formed elements of the blood.
(AST levels are also elevated but usually to a lesser degree.) Moderate-to-high levels may indicate infectious mononucleosis, chronic hepatitis, intrahepatic cholestasis or cholecystitis, early or improving acute viral hepatitis, or severe hepatic congestion due to heart failure.
Slight-to-moderate elevations of ALT (usually with higher increases in AST levels) may appear in any condition that produces acute hepatocellular (liver cell) injury, such as active cirrhosis, and drug-induced or alcoholic hepatitis.
The CO2 level is related to the respiratory exchange of carbon dioxide in the lungs and is part of the bodies buffering system.