A 38-year-old female asked:
Last blood work showed mch at 25.7 (low) and rdw at 15.8 (high). hemoglobin was within normal range (13.4). i had only looked at hemoglobin, but could mch and rdw indicate anemia regardless of hemoglobin count?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Not anemia but early red cell release. Need to know HCT. Go to uptodate.com and read more then discuss with ur team.
Reviewed Mar 18, 2021
Pathology 49 years experience
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, you are not anemic. The parameters that you describe as abnormal are not a cause for concern. Wish you good health!
Reviewed Mar 19, 2021
Last updated Mar 19, 2021
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