A 19-year-old female asked:
Hospital cbc showed high hemoglobin(16.3g/dl), hematocrit(48%) & wbc(12.2 th/ul). low pco2(39mmhg). what could cause this? drs said labs looked fine.
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Pathology 51 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you do not have any symptoms, it would be okay to go with your doctor's advice.
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