Enter the mean corpuscular volume and the red blood cell count into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Mentzer Index.

## Mentzer Index Formula

MI = MCV / RBC

Variables:

- MI is the Mentzer Index (())
- MCV (fl) is the mean corpuscular volume
- RBC (milllions per microliter) is the red blood cell count

To calculate Mentzer Index, divide the mean corpuscular volume by the red blood cell count in millions per microliter.

## How to Calculate Mentzer Index?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Mentzer Index.

- First, determine the mean corpuscular volume.
- Next, determine the red blood cell count.
- Next, gather the formula from above = MI = MCV / RBC.
- Finally, calculate the Mentzer Index.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

mean corpuscular volume = 500

red blood cell count = 43