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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Low RDW is good: Rdw refers to the variation in the size of red blood cells. Normal value is from 11.5 to 14.5. There is preliminary evidence that high RDW values may ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside for each value. Mpv is famously variable and like rdw, if you feel well ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Anaemia: Sounds like mild iron deficiency anaemia. Try an oral iron preparation and repeat the test in three months. Good Luck
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Normal: Don't worry, so long the child is healthy otherwise
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Stop worrying: As a pathologist / lab physician, i often wish we didn't even have to report percentages -- they mean nothing apart from absolute values, and even the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magdy Shaaban
40 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Check B12 and folate (folic acid): DD of macrocytosis. B12/ folate (folic acid) defeciency, hypothyroidism, liver cirrhosis. Wilson disease causes liver cirrhosis also DD. agglutinatio ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Thalassemia minor?: With normal packed cell volume, high red cell count, low MCV, I'd consider you may have thalassemia minor. This is good to know because if you marry s ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Everybody...: ...Is "susceptible" to HIV - as in, able to catch it if exposed. If the question is "do I have hiv, " only an HIV test can answer that with any degree ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not the right test: 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
A female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Iron deficiency : it appears that you have iron deficiency anemia which needs to be treated with iron supplementation. I would repeat the thyroid studies in a couple o ... Read More
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