A 36-year-old male asked:
Help! should i test? what will happen if i dont test for thalassemia after this resutls? august -wbc 6.4 rbc7.2 hgb 14.0 hct 43 mcv 59.8 mch 19.4 mchc 32.4 rdw 16.0 july same low mcv and mch hemoglobin 13.9 hct 42.9 ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Need normal values for this lab. Why would you suspect thalassemia. Family history? Ethnicity. Very rare problem in most parts of the world. Discuss with your team after getting good family tree for it.
Answered Oct 26, 2022
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Your findings are consistent with a diagnosis of thalassemia minor and there is no need for more testing.
Answered Oct 30, 2022
Last updated Oct 30, 2022
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