Increased in: Severe iron deficiency anemia Hereditary elliptocytosis Thalassemia (sometimes)
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Similar to what is noted in Hereditary Stomatocytosis & Hereditary Spherocytosis (HS), Hereditary Elliptocytosis is also due to an underlying RBC membrane defect (the membrane defect in Hereditary Elliptocytosis is in many instances due to spectrin, ankyrin, or protein 4.1).