What Is the Meaning of Low MCHC in Blood Work?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 9:08:18 AM ET

Low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, or MCHC, may mean hypochromic anemia, according to MedlinePlus. A normal MCHC is 32 to 36 grams per deciliter. Lead poisoning, inflammation and iron deficiency can all cause hypochromic anemia. It can also be caused by a disease called thalassemia.