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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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