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A female asked:

My last cbc blood test indicated rdw of 16.2, mcv 82, mch 27.5, mchc, 33.4 and platelets 390. the only high readings were the rdw and platelets. ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Lowish iron?: You may be borderline iron deficient. This often raises platelets and typically raises RDW well before you get anemic. Your physician can advise you further.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for your kind words and for the follow-up
Dec 30, 2016
Last updated Dec 30, 2016


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