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A 53-year-old male asked:

i am 53 years old. what does the following blood report indicate : wbc 8970, rbc 5.7 , haemoglobin 11.1 haematocrit 36 mcv 63.5 mch 19.6 mchc 30.8?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Microcytic anemia: You may have nothing more worrisome than thalassemia minor, but you need to get it worked up,
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Mild anemia: The low MCV indicates that his may be a hereditary condition. Your RDW may be low as well. Your doc should help you understand these results. Sometimes the clinical conditions can make a difference in interpretation.
Dr. Alpesh Amin
Hematology 53 years experience
Anemia: Your blood tests reveal mild anemia with low MCV and normal RBC count. This can be seen in Thalassemia minor, which is common in India.

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Last updated Jun 11, 2014

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