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Morphologic Classification of Anemias

Red blood cell morphology is another system for classifying anemia. There are three basic divisions within the morphologic classification system:
  1. Microcytic -- MCV <80 fL
  2. Macrocytic -- MCV >100 fL
  3. Normocytic -- MCV 80-100 fL
The table below provides examples of anemias in each category.