Table 2: Comparison of hemoglobin, red blood cell indices, and serum iron profile.

Group 1
(reactive thrombocytosis—IDA)
Group 2
(essential thrombocythemia)

Hemoglobin (g/dL)8.89 ± 1.6512.94 ± 2.42<0.001
MCV (80–96 fL)67.45 ± 8.35 80.05 ± 9.64<0.001
MCH (26–32 pg)22.88 ± 4.7326.45 ± 3.70<0.05
MCHC (30–36%)32.69 ± 1.5033.16 ± 1.43>0.05
RDW (12–15%)18.82 ± 3.4517.99 ± 3.81>0.05
Serum iron
(40–170 mcg/dL)
17.73 ± 10.86 62.26 ± 17.60<0.001
UIBC
(110–370 mcg/dL)
429.30 ± 43.60242.52 ± 70.17<0.001
Ferritin 6.40 ± 4.26114.39 ± 67.98<0.001

IDA: iron deficiency anemia; MCV: mean corpuscular volume; MCH: mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCHC: mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; RDW: red cell distribution width; UIBC: unsaturated iron-binding capacity.