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A 30-year-old female asked:

Red cell distribution width, with a lab range of 11.5% to 14%. mine was 14.10% & stared as an abnormal result. can a rcdw of 14.10% support diagnosis of an anemia? in woman 30 years old, not pregnant. thank you?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 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, if RDW is the only result that is slightly outside the normal range, it is not a cause for concern. Wish you good health!
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