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What Does Slight Hemolysis Mean
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more
Normal: Normal size and normal concentration of hemoglobin. ...Read more
Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ dL) moderate anemia 8-10 g/dL severe anemia less than 8 g/dL moderate hemolysis is hemolysis that leads to moderate anemia ...Read more
Not the foggiest: Hi. I've never heard a medical acronym "rwd", nor can I find it in an online search. We have an acronym RDW, which is a measure of size distribution of red cells, but it doesn't use numbers even close to 2.10. So I really don't have the foggiest idea what "2.10 rwd" means. Good luck! ...Read more
Depending on levels.: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Lab phenomenon: when blood is drawn for a blood test, it sometimes happens that red blood cells rupture in the test tube. This phenomenon is unrelated to the health of the patient. Red blood cells have much potassium in them. Therefore, their rupture in a test tube results in a falsely elevated measurement of serum potassium. The only harm to the patient is that the blood test might have to be repeated. ...Read more
Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) HCO3-) in serum. This test is most commonly performed in patients who present with altered mental status, unknown exposures, acute renal failure, and acute illnesses." (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087291-overview) ...Read more
Mean cell haemoglobi: Mean corpuscular haemoglobin is the average mass of haemoglobin per red blood cell in a sample of blood. Your MCH is within normal limits. ...Read more
Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more
Usually nothing: A bit of stress will drive them down, or if it's a small-sample count, there just didn't happen to be one among the first hundred or few hundred counted. You can drive yourself crazy reading the differential diagnosis for numbers -- but this isn't your warning of incipient cushing's if you feel well. Most labs mean little in the absence of symptoms and signs. ...Read more
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