A 34-year-old female asked:
labs: *mildly* low: rbc, hgb, hematocrit. ferritin/iron studies are normal. serum folate is low. would mcv + rdw have to be high for folate-anemia?
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
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Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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