A 36-year-old male asked:
Thalassemia?should i test?my dr never mentioned anything? 36 year old male hispanic(daughter has similar blood work)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 • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Red cell indices are compatible with Thalassemia trait, which has to be confirmed by hemoglobin electrophoresis.
Reviewed Oct 28, 2022
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Your results are compatible with a diagnosis of Thalassemia minor and no more testing is needed. Wish you good health!
Answered Oct 30, 2022
Last updated Oct 31, 2022
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