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What's the RDW in hematology?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Indices

Rdw refers to red cell distribution width.
When the level is high or low, it makes us think of different disorders. For example, a high level can be seen in liver disease and B12 deficiency. A low level can be seen in iron deficiency. Hope this helps.

In brief: Indices

Rdw refers to red cell distribution width.
When the level is high or low, it makes us think of different disorders. For example, a high level can be seen in liver disease and B12 deficiency. A low level can be seen in iron deficiency. Hope this helps.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Thank