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Louisville, KY
A 33-year-old female asked:

Glucose is 64mg/dl, wbc 3.7 thousand/ul, rdw 16.0% is my most recent bloodwork. says glucose is low, wbc is low & rdw is high? what does this mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
I'm not worried: Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. A high RDW is a first hint of possible iron deficiency before the anemia starts. How's your iron status? Best wishes.
Last updated Aug 10, 2015


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