Table 2: Hematological laboratory tests before and after treatment with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (FCM).

VariablesBefore treatmentAfter treatment value

Hemoglobin (g/dL)10.67 (1.67)12.65 (1.26)<0.001
Hematocrit (%)33.32 (4.48)38.57 (3.81)<0.001
MCV (fL)80.67 (8.94)86.75 (6.56)<0.001
MCH (pg)25.62 (3.63)28.30 (2.37)<0.001
Ferritin (μg/dL)9.60 (5.70–24.00)137.00 (59.95–243.10)<0.001
Transferrin saturation (%)8.70 (4.76)25.02 (10.16)<0.001

Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation) or median (1st quartile-3rd quartile). Laboratory reference ranges in normal adults: hemoglobin, 12.0–15.3 g/dL (female) and 13.0–17.5 g/dL (male); hematocrit, 36–46% (female) and 40–50% (male); MCV, 80–97 fL; MCH, 27–33 pg; ferritin, 13–150 μg/dL (female) and 30–400 μg/dL (male); MCH: mean corpuscular hemoglobin; MCV: mean corpuscular volume.