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Lab test: If the RDW-SD is up but everything else is normal, it's a tipoff that iron deficiency may be developing. There are many other possibilities. And remember that for every lab value, a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Glad you're interested in your lab work. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am a 66 yr old male and my blood test show a RDW-SD of 47.8fl and a RBC of 4.62mil All other CBC readings were normal. Is this a problem?
No: I would check your stool for occult blood in case this is very early iron deficiency perhaps due to a bleeding ulcer or tumor ...Read more
61 years, hysterectomy 7months ago. Alp 137.1ui/l, lym%18.2, mxd% 10.4, rdw-sd 49.2, other results are ok. Higher alp may indicate the presence of cancer?
ALP?: Alkaline phosphatase (if that's what you mean), is a liver enzyme. Make certain that this level is actually elevated. Elevation can have many causes. This elevated level, on its own, does not indicate cancer. The cause of an abnormal blood test such as this should be discussed with an appropriate health care provider. ...Read more
Wbc 3.5, RBC 3.79, hgn 7.6, hct 25.3, MCV 66.8, MCH 20.1, mchc 30.0, rdw-sd 42.8, RDW 17.7, plat 458?
Blood tests abn: You are describing abnormal blood tests, the interpretation of which should be done by your doctor who knows all the facts about you. There are many possibilities for the cause of these abnormal tests. ...Read more
Been having raised MCV, SD (RDW-SD), RDW-CV% & low25-OHVitD (T) count. Recent tests reveal low Basophil AC &high LPA, LIPASE, Uric Acid & CreatnSerum levls?
You should follow up with consulation with your
Primary Care to see what they think is happening in
your system. ...Read more
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
My tests show fe deficiency 50.68. Tibc 352, hemoglobin 16.1, RBC 5.34, pcv 52.2%, MCV 97.8, MCH 30.1, mchc 30.8, rdw-sd 53.3. What does this mean?
Iron deficiency: You are not anemic and based upon the values you have quoted am not sure what is going on, except that lab data removed from the context of clinical problems is very difficult to interpret. Discuss this with your doctor. It is not clear why these tests were ordered to begin with. ...Read more
I have mcv 100, 2, rdw (sd) 49.2, gfr 42, and cholestrol of 204. Rest of hdls, ldls, and triglycerides ok. My last 2 labs Feb 2017 and Feb 2016 showe?
Question cut off: Please resubmit - and insure that there is a specific question included. Thanks. ...Read more
My mother blood sample MCV 86.4 MCH 29.2 MCHC 337 PLT 208 RDW-SD 40.01 RDW-CV 13.0 PDW 9.2 MPV 8.6 P-LCR 15.2 PCT 0.018 Thank You?
Okay so far: Please forgive my frankness. As a pathologist and lab specialist, I'm always reminding people that lab numbers mean nothing apart from history and physical. Further, you haven't included the hemoglobin / hematocrit. We've got the red cell parameters etc. Without even knowing whether Mom is anemic. She needs to discuss this with her physician, or you if you are her health care proxy. ...Read more
Feeling lightheaded, need to pee more often, sometimes want to barf for about 3 weeks. I took a blood test & my MCV=67.6 MCH=22. RDW SD=36 what's wrong?
I have low rbc, hgb, hct, rdw-sd and high eos and mpv. Should I be concerned? I have neither iron deficiency nor other abnormal blood count.
It depends: It depends on what the exact finding of these values is. Sometimes these findings may be normal. Speak with your physician so he/she can properly interpret these results. ...Read more
Fatigue-hemoglobin 10.8, hematocrit 33.6, rdw-cv 15.6, RDW 20.1, rdw-sd 59.6, mpv 7.9, MCH 24.9, liver function high 246, AST 48.Intestine lymph node large?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical exam and may be additional studies. 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. ...Read more
17 cm spleen, Low platelet count, Low MCV, Low RDW-SD, Low lymphocytes %, Elevated Neutrophil %. Normal WBC, RBC high LDH, High Uric Acid & CRP??
Still no definitve: Diagnosis, and we can't draw conclusions too from the limited info on that limited platform. Just keep the follow up and see what the doctors will tell you, although it points towards a hematological disorder, so ultimately a hematologist had to be on board, goodluck ...Read more
4 yr old has pink eye and ear infection. Labs show low lymphocytes (.9), RDW-SD 11.7, MPV 6.4, (both below range), granulocytes % high but abs cnt norm?
Cbc: You didn't give the total white blood count but for me this signifies either and early viral infection or a low greade bacterial infection. The RDW and mpv are red blood cell indices and are inconsequential as related to this infection ...Read more
Low but...: If you are asking about RDW that is part of a CBC report in United States, a value lower than 80 is usually considered low (different labs may have different norms). A low RDW may be suggestive of iron deficiency, thalassemia (or other altered red cells), or other blood problems. However, a value of 10.9 is too low unless a different measurement. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: The reference range on RDW, as for most labs, is set so that a few percent of folks fall outside on either end. A low RDW is never a problem. There is no advantage to trying to change it. Frequent visits to the blood bank are good for you as a public service, and are likely to raise RDW. ...Read more
Non-specific: Variation in red cell size can be due to many reasons, e.g., iron deficiency, hemolytic anemia, folate (folic acid) and/or B12 deficiency. 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. ...Read more
You don't want to: Rdw means reed blood cell distribution width is a measure of the variation of red blood cell (rbc) volume. Usually rbcs are a standard size of about 6-8 μm. Certain disorders, however, cause a significant variation in cell size. Certain disorders, like iron or vit B12 deficiency- cause a significant variation in cell size- thus will increase rdw. It is used to differentiate the cause of anemia. ...Read more
It depends: Rdw means red cell distribution width. It measures the difference between the sizes of the patient's red blood cells. It increases a little as one gets much older. The importance of it depends on evaluating the rest of the blood, and what shapes the red cells take. ...Read more
Red cell size:
Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemia, microvascular disease, hemoglobin disorders, iron deficiency anemia etc. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2098635-overview. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Rdw stands for red blood cell distribution width, which is a measured parameter in a CBC test. High RDW value indicates greater variation in rbc size. This may be associated with iron deficiency anemia, folate/b12 deficiency anemia, mixed deficiency, recent hemorrhage, . ..Etc. ...Read more
Absolutely not: It's got nothing to do with polycythemia. It means that your red cells vary in size. This often means nothing whatsoever, especially if it's the only blip on your lab slip and your iron status is normal on your chemical profile. Rdw generally rises in iron deficinecy before anemia appears, so it may be a heads up. ...Read more