A 27-year-old female asked:
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My complete blood count results are all normal except for RDW was 16.4, what other test recommend to do or the result is not that high to worry about?

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Dr. Rony Gorges
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Don't worry about it: if everything else was normal, it doesn't mean much.
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
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