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Doctor insights on: Rdw Normal Values

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Rdw 16.2,mch 24.4,mchc31.9,hb11.9,ferritin 24 ng/ml,Iron 63 ug/dl,Tibc 360ug/dl,B12 429pg/ml.y is rdw high.no thalesemia, previos values normal.

Rdw 16.2,mch 24.4,mchc31.9,hb11.9,ferritin 24 ng/ml,Iron 63 ug/dl,Tibc 360ug/dl,B12 429pg/ml.y is rdw high.no thalesemia, previos values normal.

Iron deficiency: RDW likely high because some cells are normal size, and some are abnormal (probably small). The ferritin and TIBC suggests possible iron deficiency - a low MCV (not listed) with negative history of thalassemia would help clench it. Rarer causes could be copper deficiency, vitamin B6 deficiency, or heavy metal poisoning (lead). ...Read more

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Im 32 yr male my cbc test result is lymp 41, MCV 76.5 ,MCH 25 ,RBC 5.95, RDW 15.4 rest values are in normal range. any thing serious ??

Im 32 yr male my cbc test result is  lymp 41, MCV 76.5 ,MCH 25 ,RBC 5.95, RDW 15.4 rest values are in normal range. any thing serious ??

Focus on Important v: You need to focus on important values which are Hemoglobin(Hb) instead of RBC count and give us your WBC count instead of lymph count and platelet counts. Rest is not important unless the 3 values I have asked you to focus on are high or low(abnormal) which is not the case with you. So your blood test results are fine. ...Read more

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Low hemoglobin (11.6),low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?

Low hemoglobin (11.6),low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?

May be: 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, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor. 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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What does an elevated RDW level mean if all other levels are within normal range? RDW level is 15.1%

Really, nothing: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Keep this in mind. In iron deficiency before anemia begins, high RDW is the first change. Could this be a factor? ...Read more

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All bloodwork normal, except RDW slightly low???

All bloodwork normal, except RDW slightly low???

RDW: The RDW is the rbc distribution width. If the rest of your panel was negative I would not be concerned. The RDW will change with conditions like sickle cell disease. It can be also associated with dietary deficiencies such as iron or folic acid. ...Read more

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What is RDW for bloodwork and what does it mean when it's high. All others normal. ?

What is RDW for bloodwork and what does it mean when it's high. All others normal. ?

Size variation: It means nothing by itself; plus, hopefully you know that all lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Early iron deficiency raises RDW before anemia begins but often it's up for no apparent reason. Mine's usually high because I donate blood. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Normal mcv but high rdw what are the risk and causes? And can it be regulated back to normal?

Don't Rx a lab: Early iron deficiency often does this, but remember that lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Especially, don't get all worried about trying to adjust a lab value back into reference range; something is always outside. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the MCV is normal and RDW is low and what does it mean when the grf is 87?

What does it mean when the MCV is normal and RDW is low and what does it mean when the grf is 87?

Nothing.: Mcv is red cell size. Rdw is the variation in red cell size. A low RDW has no meaning. Gfr is a way of measuring kidney function, and a GFR over 60 is of no concern. ...Read more

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Lymphs 4.6 mchc 31.3 RDW 15.2 mpv 6.5 all others normal what could this mean?

Lymphs 4.6 mchc 31.3 RDW 15.2 mpv 6.5 all others normal what could this mean?

Probably nothing: I'm going to assume that your other parameters are normal, and that a bleeding time has been performed and did not suggest platelet problems. Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of otherwise-healthy folks fall outside on either end. Get checked again in six months or as your fatigue workup continues. ...Read more

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MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - what could this mean?

MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - what could this mean?

More info: Is there a family history of spherocytosis? Is there any history of jaundice (yellowness) or of enlarged spleen. Why was this group of tests done and what other tests were done? Looking forward to more info. ...Read more

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MCH is high (39.8pg) MCHC is high (376g/l) and RDW is low (10%) - MCV is normal (90.6fL) - ferritin is high (412) vit d is low (49) what could b?

Spherocytosis?: Are you anemic? Was a reticulocyte count done? What's the big picture? Labs mean nothing without it. If you're very close to your lab's reference range, it may mean nothing -- a few % of healthies fall outside. A low RDW would be a bit of a surprise in classic spherocytosis. ...Read more

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Hi what if your RBC's and WBC's are normal but your MCH is 25.2, MCHC is 31.7 and your RDW-CV is 15.9?

Hi what if your RBC's and WBC's are normal but your MCH is 25.2, MCHC is 31.7  and your RDW-CV is 15.9?

That is ok: nothing is significant. no need to worry. just follow up with your doctor as recommended. ...Read more

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What could a high RDW indicate when all other levels of a CBC are in the normal range?

What could a high RDW indicate when all other levels of a CBC  are in the normal range?

RDW: High RDW indicates increased variability in red cell size, called anisocytosis, which is commonly found in nutritional deficiency such as iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin b12. High RDW alone is not specific. Combination of MCV and rdw, retic can be more suggestive. Sometime increased rbc frament can also give high rdw. Thus a blood smear review is usually helpful for high rdw. ...Read more

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Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You did not state your question and what you described could well be normal for you. ...Read more

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Last bloodwork had high MCH, high MCV and low RDW?? Everything else was normal, what could this be?

Last bloodwork had high MCH, high MCV and low RDW?? Everything else was normal, what could this be?

See below: 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, if you were to provide the actual values if may be possible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Cause of elevated RDW level of 15.4% and normal MCV level in blood?

Different thing: You could have more than one conditons like low in iron and low in vitamin B12 for instance- that would make normal MCV and high rdw. Or you could be just in the very beginning or mild case of low iron- that would present the same in cbc. Go to see your md and get checked. ...Read more

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Can my hemoglobin be low and my RDW be high because i just came off my menstrual? All other labs normal

Can my hemoglobin be low and my RDW be high because i just came off my menstrual? All other labs normal

Iron: Yes, in young woman like yourself , menstrual period- especially if you have heavy period- you can have iron deficiency anemia- that can be presented with low hemoglobin and elevated rdw. Having said that other condition beside iron deficiency can also give the same presentation. Go to see your md and get your iron checked at the very least. ...Read more

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What could RDW of 14.6 (normal range 11-14.5 )and bands 2 mean? Could drinking wine the night before test affect results

What could RDW of 14.6 (normal range 11-14.5 )and bands 2 mean?   Could drinking wine the night before test  affect results

Neither significant: Red cell width score of 14.6 is just at the upper limit of normal and two bands are within normal range. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5. I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

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I'm a 38yr old female whom recently had a complete blood work done and all came back normal except for mchc was low- 31.5 And my rdw was high at 15.5.  I'm worried and want to know what this could indicate?

You are NORMAL :): If your blood tests are all normal, specifically CBC test, except for mild abnormality in MCHC and RDW, then you have NO medical conditions and you are NORMAL. Why were MCHC and RDW slightly abnormal? Most likely reason is lab error, which is very common and cannot be avoided. I strongly suspect that if you get a repeat CBC test done, your MCHC and RDW will be normal, like the rest of your tests. ...Read more

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