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A 28-year-old female asked:

left back pain and high platelet ct of 480, hemoglbin 12.6, rbc 4.88, wbc 10.9, cholesterol 211, mcv 78.5, mch 25.8, mchc 32.9 - can u interpret tnx?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Need more tests,,: More tests are likely needed to interpret this. This seems like two separate things. The left back pain might be a kidney issue like infection or possibly a stone and the high platelet count may be another issue or just a finding. Your MCV is on the low side so iron anemia can be possible. A visit to your doctor for more tests, notably kidney tests and an exam is a good idea. Best of luck.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Tx the pt, not the #: The numbers you present, cannot be meaningfully interpreted in this venue since it lacks enough clinical context- what's the nature of the back pain? What other medical history do you have? Are you on meds that can affect your WBC counts? The best doctor to interpret the numbers you described, will be the doctor who ordered them.

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Last updated May 9, 2016

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