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A 64-year-old female asked:

rbc is always high. normal is 4.0 - 5.20. i'm usually 5.4, 5.5, why?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, what is hemoglobin level? Are you a smoker, or grossly overweight? Do you have COPD? Wish you good health!

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Last updated May 25, 2020

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