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A 40-year-old female asked:

Is this mild anemia or moderate? low hemoglobin,hematocrit,mcv,mch,mchc. high rdw,esr,platelets.iron 3(11-27umol/l).saturation 0.03 (0.20-0.50). b12 162(198-615).

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Complete blood count: You need to send us the results of your CBC(complete blood count: Hb, WBC and Platelet count)) before we can interpret your lab results and whether you have anemia(Low Hemoglobin(Hb) level)
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Anemia: If your hemoglobin is low, this is a measure of how much oxygen carrying protein is in your blood and we call this anemic. Mild and moderate are relative descriptions. It is more important to figure out why there is anemia so that it can be treated appropriately.
Last updated Aug 4, 2019

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