Hematological indices Control Low dose drinking of mercury High dose drinking of mercury
Serum iron (μg/dL) 138.65 ± 12.623 92.256 ± 7.195 68.325 ± 6.233
TIBC (μg/dL) 284.34 ± 23.18 1667.4 ± 21.72 1789.8 ± 32.42
TS (%) 47.521 ± 7.192 5.91 ± 0.53 3.70 ± 0.25
Serum ferritin (μg/L) 82.523 ± 2.711 54.105 ± 1.214 50.250 ± 1.253
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 14.790 ± 1.898 9.988 ± 1.334 8.025 ± 1.961
Platelet (109/L) 738.10 ± 52.21 1370.13 ± 82.90 1362.25 ± 74.25
RBCs (1012/L) 7.100 ± 0.973 6.838 ± 0.973 6.864 ± 1.436
HCT (%) 40.810 ± 5.097 28.763 ± 1.894 27.010 ± 1.636
MCV (fL) 58.20 ± 1.21 42.108 ± 3.147 39.351 ± 1.369
MCH (pg) 20.980 ± 0.859 14.352 ± 1.864 11.592 ± 0.342
MCHC (g/dL) 36.250 ± 1.159 35.015 ± 2.229 30.700 ± 1.124
Table 3: Hematological indices in various groups of rats after mercury administration (Results are present as arithmetic means ± SEM, Significant at p<0.05 when compared with control).