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What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodules found on right and left side biggest 1/2 inch. Blood test results SEG relative 78.6 lymphocyte 12 WBC 10.0 RDW 15.0 RBC4.23 Monocyte.

Hemoglobin: 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. Having said that, the results you provided do not show any serious anomaly. You did not state your hemoglobin, if it is above 12 then your lab test results are okay. These tests have no relation to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood test results WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

What does it  mean blood test results                 WBC 12.1/LYMPHOCYTES 3.8/GRANULOCYTES 7.8/ RDW 14.0/PLATELETS 468/MPV 7.3/MCV 76.0/MCH 25.4?

Why ordered: WBC may be elevated. It depends on the range .You should discuss the results of your lab tests with the medical provider who ordered the test in the context of your particular medical conditions. Nine is a bit young to be on Health Tap. ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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My blood test results show low zinc is this dangerous ?

Supplement: It is important to keep all of your nutrient and vitamin / mineral levels within the rda for intake and to supplement as needed if blood work shows a deficiency. Zinc is involved in metabolism, skin health, eye sight, etc. So this is something you need to address. ...Read more

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My husband just got blood test results back and he is a tiny bit low in protein something to do with albumin what can he do to increase it to what it?

My husband just got blood test results back and he is a tiny bit low in protein something to do with albumin what can he do to increase it to what it?

FU with doctor: A low Albumin is not specific. It could be related to a wide range of illnesses or it could be transient and meaningless. Albumin is produced in the liver and can be low in cases of malnutrition, liver disease, kidney disease and other. Your best option to follow up with his physician. He has the whole picture. All the best! ...Read more

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I've got a low white cell count 2.5 can this be the cause of me feeling totally drained all the time? Thank you in advance (second blood test results)

I've got a low white cell count 2.5 can this be the cause of me feeling totally drained all the time? Thank you in advance (second blood test results)

Maybe: The keys are (1) your differential count; are absolute lymphocytes or absolute neutrohils very low? (2) do you have lupus or some other serious medical problems? I'm thinking of lupus as it can lower WBC's, make you feel horrible with nobody able to find why, and could account for your past pregnancy loss. Just my contribution. Best wishes. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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I've got COPD my co2 blood test results came back low, what does this mean?

I've got COPD my co2 blood test results came back low, what does this mean?

Carbon dioxide...: In copd, if you are unable to effectively breathe, your carbon dioxide level would be high. If your oxygen level is low, one compensation is to increase your ventilation, if possible, resulting in low carbon dioxide levels but higher oxygen levels. This usually is what happens earlier in the disease process. ...Read more

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What to do if I have COPD my co2 blood test results came back low, what does this mean?

Low CO2...: COPD is a chronic lung disease. If your carbon dioxide level is low, it means you are breathing deeper and/or faster and you are "blowing off" your carbon dioxide. It is often a sign that you are working harder to breathe. If your oxygen level is normal, it means you are able to get in enough oxygen. If your oxygen level is low, supplemental oxygen is prescribed. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood test results came back showing low platelets?

What can I do if my blood test results came back showing low platelets?

How low?: Do you have any bleeding in the skin, mouth or elsewhere? If your count was borderline low, it may be part of the normal spectrum. The best thing to do is to discuss the results with your doctor, to if it needs further investigation. ...Read more

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I just got blood test results. I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?

I just got blood test results.  I have a high red cell count 5.53. I also have low MCV and MCH, 79.2 and 29.7 respectively. What does it mean?

Any symptoms?: How much is your hemoglobin? If is it between 12-15 gm/dL, there is no cause of concern. You parameters are okay. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My blood test results show that my total white blood count is low, 2.7 10*9/l and lymphocyte count also low, 0.6 10*9/l, should I be concerned?

Yes: You total WBC count is low. Why did you have the test done? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Blood test results-what do I need to do next? Low omega 3 / high homocyteine 14 / acth is too high.

Blood test results-what do I need to do next? Low omega 3 / high homocyteine 14 / acth is too high.

Consider a consult: Physicians debate the value of screening homocysteines, but I am puzzled as to why you have had your omega 3 and acth levels checked. If your physician cannot explain the ongoing workup, it may be time to get a second opinion about the direction in which these studies are going. ...Read more

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Blood test results showing high creatine 1.28 and low egfr 55. Glucose is normal but 99. All were normal 6mo ago.No diabetes. Hypothyroid&Hashmotos.

Blood test results showing high creatine 1.28 and low egfr 55. Glucose is normal but 99. All were normal 6mo ago.No diabetes. Hypothyroid&Hashmotos.

Kidney disease: What you are describing is stage 3 Kidney disease, but the labs should be repeated along with urine protein level. If you have high blood pressure, it needs to be controlled. There is treatment to prevent or delay worsening, so talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Blood test results back yesterday. Doc says it shows very low levels of pregnancy hormones, need to get another 1 next week. What courses that result?

Blood test results back yesterday. Doc says it shows very low levels of pregnancy hormones, need to get another 1 next week. What courses that result?

Change in hCG: An early pregnancy produces rapidly increasing levels of the pregnancy hormone hcg. How that level changes over the course of a couple days or more tells a lot about the health of the pregnancy, even before it can be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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These are some blood test results and maybe urine, RBC 3.93 M/mcL ,Hgb POC 11.9 g/DL, Sodium Lvl 132 mol/L,Osmolality 256 mOsm/kg. They r low. Ideas?

These are some blood test results and maybe urine, RBC 3.93 M/mcL ,Hgb POC 11.9 g/DL, Sodium Lvl 132 mol/L,Osmolality 256 mOsm/kg. They r low. Ideas?

Out of Context: One cannot interpret labs without the whole panel there. A doctor providing your an interpretation needs medical history, the reason the tests were ordered and the whole test. You are asking the impossible with these lab values out of context. ...Read more