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A 45-year-old female asked:

Wbc 10.7, rbc 4.55, hgb 10.1, hct 36%, mcv 78, mch 22.2, mchc 28.5, platelet count 511. due to insurance, i have bloodwork done w/ yearly physical & she wont "interpret" but just says i need to see pcp. what could these results mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Iron deficiency: 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, your results indicate iron deficiency anemia. Low hemoglobin and high platelet count are commonly seen with iron deficiency. Take oral iron and multivitamins. Wish you good health!
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