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What's the RDW in hematology?

What's the RDW in hematology?

RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read more

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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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Haematology what does MCH mean?

Haematology what does MCH mean?

MCH: This stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin, which is the mean amount of hemoglobin in a red cell. Low levels can indicate iron deficiency or other problems. ...Read more

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What happened to my health if my haematology ESR is 10mm/hr?

What happened to my health if my haematology ESR is 10mm/hr?

Normal sed rate: that is well within the range of normal for a sed rate. No major abnormal inflammation ...Read more

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Help please? What is the importance of WBC in haematology laboratory?

Help please? What is the importance of WBC in haematology laboratory?

White cell count: The white blood cell count consists of counting the number of cells and types. Types include: neutrophils, basophils, eosinophis, band cells (immature white cells), monocytes ad lymphocytes. Put together you can determine type of infection: either viral, bacterial or paracyte. ...Read more

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My haematology blood analysis and MCH is 24 less to normal (27-32) , ESR (westergren 1hr) is 30 high to normal (0-12), monocytes 0.1, please explain , ?

My haematology blood analysis and MCH is 24 less to normal (27-32) , ESR (westergren 1hr) is 30 high to normal (0-12), monocytes 0.1, please explain , ?

Big picture: Labs mean nothing in isolation, and this is insufficient information. I'd ignore the monocytes if the absolute granulocytes and lymphocytes are near the reference range. You need to understand that the reference range is not the "healthy range" and several % of healthy folks are outside range on either side. With low mch, consider a check for subtle iron deficiency or thal minor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from high temperature, headache & body pains.haematology test says:netrophil high(86%),lymphocyte low(8%), with "no malarial parasite"?

I am suffering from high temperature, headache & body pains.haematology test says:netrophil high(86%),lymphocyte low(8%), with "no malarial parasite"?

You have infection: but at the moment no evidence of malaria. However, it may take several tests to find this parasite. Ask the person who ordered the test whether to do it again and to check you for other types of infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Disorders of blood: The study of blood related disorders include such things as bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, low blood counts (anemia, low platelets, low neutrophils), high blood counts, abnormal hemoglobin, and much more. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Blood: The study of blood and blood related issues like clotting. Anemias of various kinds, hemophilia, leukemia, bleeding disorders. It is a wide medical category and often doctors do both hematology and cancer as a single specialty. ...Read more

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