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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Cbc : These are values from a CBC that are acceptable

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What is the actual: Value? Low mean platelet volume may be normal.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends!: The low MPV does not usually have any significant importance. I tend to ignore it most of the time. The slightly elevated WBC can be due to many thing ... Read More
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A 33-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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How high?: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. A high ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: Low hemoglobin means anemia, which can have many possible causes. Your doctor can help diagnose the problem with a history, physical exam, and some bl ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any oth ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Low hemoglobin/RBC.: This simply means there is a low mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (mchc), or a low average amount of hemoglobin for each red blood cell. It ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
All results: 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamidreza Sanatinia
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large platelets or .: Mpv means mean platelet volume. It may increase if large or 'young' platelets are in the blood. Or falsely elevated due to platelet aggregation - ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Polycythemia: There are only a few causes of a high hemoglobin. We divide these cases into primary and secondary high hemoglobin, or "polycythemia." secondary mea ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Low RBC means your red blood cell count is low. It could be from exessive loss, or inadequate production. There are other tests which coud help deter ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not much: There are no specific disorders associated with low monocyte count. If you are otherwise well, do not worry about a low monocyte count.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Big picture: Low hemoglobin always requires a workup. It may be anything from lack of iron in the diet to replace losses from your periods to a minor hereditary it ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Could be factitious or drug or associated with disease process platelet can clump leading to a falsely low count. This due to edta in the blood tube ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Context: I can drive my own neutrophil count to levels that would make my colleagues worry about leukemia simply by spending fifteen minutes swimming in the la ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Low neutrophil count: = Neutropenia = low white blood cell. White blood cells help to fight infections.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: There are no diseases that cause low bilirubin levels.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends upon what is abnormal. If the percentages of lymphs are low and monos high, it is likely that some stress has caused an increase of corti ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
EPITHELLIUM: Or skin cells could be too much exfoliation from the outer skin covering of the body.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other typ ... Read More
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