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Rdw Lab Results
RBC characteristics: These are characteristics of red blood cells, indicating how large they are, how much hemoglobin is present in each and how much variation is present. They provide clues to vitamin and iron deficiences and congenital disorders and medication reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Lab values without clinical information mean nothing whatever. Low RDW never means anything. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you feel well, forget the monos, and if the eos are below 2000, get retested next year. Now, if you are SICK ... these are great keys to help find out the cause. But don't treat numbers. Best wishes ...Read more
My lab results came back that i have high rdw, low mch and low mcv. Im sick every month. Nausea and vomiting. I need help. Its hard for me to eat also?
You have anemia: You have some form of anemia in all likelihood. Specifically, your red cell count is lower than normal and that could be due to a number of factors. Your labs suggest that there is an iron deficiency but there could also be other things causing the problem. The high RDW tells us that your bone marrow is working to produce more cells but their quality may not be high if you are deficient in iron. ...Read more
I went to the lab & results are: white blood cells: 6.79 10e3/ul red blood cells: 5.47 10e6/ul. Mcv: 78.9 fl mch: 26.3 pg. Rdw: 10.9% why is this low?
Many answers: One would want the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to more accurately answer your question. The MCV above is borderline low based on a usual normal range that starts about 80. Low iron levels are the most common cause for a low mcv. I would have the complete blood count repeated before being overly worried about the above listed values. ...Read more
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I care.: I would be happy to interpret your lab results for you, but I need to know why you went to see your doctor. Lab results by themselves will not allow me to successfully diagnose you. I need to ask you questions and take a history regarding your chief complaint first. I would also like to know if you have any chronic medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight differences: When labs use different methods for testing, the results are slightly different. Each lab provides its normal ranges and that should be used as a guide. Quest is accredited by the american college of pathologists and that requires maintaining good testing practices. ...Read more
Yes,: There are 3 forms of Hepatitis virus, A,B,C. For instance, if the surface antigen is positive( HBSag) it means you have active hepatitis, but if the hepatitis antibody is positive it means that you were exposed either recently or remotely to a hepatitis virus. If they are both negative it means you do not have the infection and you never exposed to it either. ...Read more
Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. A patient with decreased plasma transferrin can suffer from iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more