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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Why did you check???: There is usually a reason or complaint/symptom that leads to blood testing. So tell us what is bothering you, if anything. You also need to send us th ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Low ferritin: You didn't mention whether your red blood cell count or platelets are also low. If so this suggests bone marrow failure or possible myelodysplasia. Ot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I'm not worried: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. A high RDW is a first hint of possible iron deficiency bef ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
CBC values: MPV=mean platelet value. Largely meaningless in most patients. WBC=white blood cell count composed of several different cell types that respond differ ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steve Drabek
36 years experience Family Medicine
Details: Gran% refers to type of white blood cell that fights infection. The others are descriptive terms about the red blood cells and if normal or near norm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancytopenia: There are multiple causes for same, some quite serious. If pancytopenia results from infection or treatment, it may be reversible, but you have not to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not an issue: The rdw, mch and mchc are only helpful in evaluating patients with anemia. ron would be unexpected to alter these numbers.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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