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A 33-year-old female asked:

What does it mean if my mpv is always elevated and wbc are always low? rdw is occasionally elevated but not often.

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 40 years experience
CBC values: MPV=mean platelet value. Largely meaningless in most patients. WBC=white blood cell count composed of several different cell types that respond differently, thus rising or falling variably according to the stimulus RDW=red cell distribution width, a measure of how variable red cell sizes are, again not specific but sometimes useful if you are anemic.
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