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A 30-year-old male asked:

my annual blood test result shows pdw as 15.6, wbc count as 12.8. wat shall i do?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Nothing: There is likely nothing indicated by those numbers that needs further evaluation. Possibly if RDW elevated, could suggest iron deficiency, but need iron studies and rest of blood count numbers to know more.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

Smoking 1 cigarette 2 hours before blood test can affect WBC count? My was elevated (13400) with high neutrophils (10500), all others normal.Txs

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Heavy smoking: Is associated with elevation of HGB and often wbc. It is due to carbon monoxide. A cig would not have much to do with it.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2015

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