U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 44-year-old female asked:

What does it me if my eosinophils are low, but my rdw are high? my eosinophils are 1% and my rdw are 14.6%

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
Critical Care 26 years experience
Nothing definite: These results alone are not concerning. Your Eosinophils can be 1% of your total count and be fine. The RDW tells about the red cells size in comparison to each other. The closer they are to the same size,the lower the RDW number. A little variance is fine. But would need the rest of the report to be sure there are no issues of concern.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 17, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.