A member 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?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Clarence Grim answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Not anemia but early red cell release. Need to know HCT. Go to uptodate.com and read more then discuss with ur team.

Answered 3/18/2021


Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

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!

Answered 3/19/2021



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