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My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

My platelet distribution width is 15.9% and my red cell distribution width is 15.2 fl. They are high? Is this a problem?

No: I would not be concerned. As long as the platelet count is adequate and hemoglobin and hematocrit ok, little to worry about. However, it would be nice to know what your platelet count and hemoglobin are. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My platelets distribution width was 13.3fl on 18th June and yeterday dropped to 10.5. MCH was 25.6pg & now 26.3pg. MCV was 79fl & now 80.3. worry?

My platelets distribution width was 13.3fl on 18th June and yeterday dropped to 10.5. MCH was 25.6pg & now 26.3pg. MCV was 79fl & now 80.3. worry?

No: 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 changes you described are not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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My platelet distribution width is 16.4 is this dangerous and how can I help to correct it my vit B12 is also 671 is there a connection between the two?

Stop worrying: Platelet distribution width is of no concern at all if you are otherwise healthy. If this B12 is in picograms/ml then this is likely within the reference range; it's worrisome only if it's low and a high value in someone who's otherwise healthy isn't anything to worry about. Ranges are actually set so that several percent of normal folks fall outside. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications ?

Can you tell me in a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a low level of 6.45. what are its implications ?

Nothing: Normal range is given as 7.5-11.5 fL. Yours is just below normal but may be your normal. This finding in isolation is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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In a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a high of 41.7. What are its implications ? Is this immidiate threat to my health?

In a recent blood test my platelet distribution width is at a high of 41.7. What are its implications ? Is this immidiate threat to my health?

It means nothing: This varies tremendously from person to person for no reason whatever. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. It's of considerable interest if you have certain other blood problems, and I'll assume you don't. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What does low platelet distribution width(10%) indicate? Is it indicator of any underline disease. Does it correlate to higher rdw(18.6 fl)?

Need more info: Platelet distribution width is not a usual measure and a 10% variation is not outside the normal. It is not related to RDW and by itself is not indicative of any diagnosis or disease. Please address the total CBC and diff with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have had some blood tests - suspected RA , my rheumatoid factor is 241! anti-nuclear factor positive, serum c is 8mg/l and sedrate 15mm/h and platelet distribution width 15.3% , rest was ok?

Hi I have had some blood tests - suspected RA , my rheumatoid factor is 241!
anti-nuclear factor positive, serum c is 8mg/l and sedrate 15mm/h and platelet distribution width 15.3% , rest was ok?

Rheumatologist: If you have not been evaluated by a rheumatologist, I recommend that you do so in view of the high RA factor and positive ANA and slightly elevated sed rate. These tests are at times nonspecific and your clinical findings have to be taken into consideration for diagnostic purposes. ...Read more

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During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean ? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42 Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD(RDW-SD) 5

During regular blood checkup for my wife high platelet count was observed what does mean ? The following are the results (i) PLATELET COUNT 410 X 10³ / μL  (ii) PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.42  Range : % 0.19 - 0.39 (iii) RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH - SD(RDW-SD) 5

Normal ranges: Each lab must establish their own normal range for the tests they offer, so there can be some variation between labs. In general, platelets run between 150k-450k/ml These ranges cover 95% of the normal people they test, so 5% of normal people will have values outside the range. The closer a person's values are to the range=more likely normal. Wife's values likely normal for her. ...Read more

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I did CBC : results are : neutrophils 35% , lymphocyte 55.9% , Platelet distribution index 1.75 ... i just need your conclusion and what do you think?

I did CBC : results are : neutrophils 35% , lymphocyte 55.9% , Platelet distribution index 1.75 ... i just need your conclusion and what do you think?

Advise: Rechecfk you: This is slightly abnormal. it can be due to a virus infection. I would advise that you recheck your count to see if it has returned to normal. send us the results. ...Read more