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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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TEST, ARE YOU REAL? Please interpet: CBC (COMPLETE BLOOD

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JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: ARE YOU REAL?
JA: No. I'm the Doctor's Assistant.
Customer: Please interpet:
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: CBC (COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT)
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Minor abnormalities of test results are not unusual and may not be significant. They are subject to the interpretation of your health care practitioner.
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Component Results
Component WBC'S AUTO
Your Value 4.3 x1000/mcL
Standard Range 4.0 - 11.0 x1000/mcL
Component RBC, AUTO
Your Value 4.46 Mill/mcL
Standard Range 4.70 - 6.10 Mill/mcL
Component HGB
Your Value 15.0 g/dL
Standard Range 14.0 - 18.0 g/dL
Component HCT, AUTO
Your Value 43.5 %
Standard Range 42.0 - 52.0 %
Component MCV
Your Value 97.5 fL
Standard Range 80.0 - 94.0 fL
Component MCH
Your Value 33.6 pg/cell
Standard Range 27.0 - 35.0 pg/cell
Component MCHC
Your Value 34.5 g/dL
Standard Range 32.0 - 37.0 g/dL
Component RDW, BLOOD
Your Value 13.2 %
Standard Range 11.5 - 14.5 %
Component PLATELETS, AUTOMATED COUNT
Your Value 194 x1000/mcL
Standard Range 130 - 400 x1000/mcL
General Information
Collected:01/05/2017 11:51 AM
Resulted:01/05/2017 7:36 PM
Ordered By:JENNIFER HEEJIN JANG MD, M.D.
This test result has been released by an automatic process.
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: Yes I think they are trying to figure out arthritis vs Lupus
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 month ago.

Hello,

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 month ago.

Hi again,

This routine complete blood count doesn't say anything about either arthritis or lupus. All is shows is a slightly low red blood cell count (RBC) with a slightly high mean corpuscular volume (MCV). Any number of things can cause that, the most common being deficiency in vitamin B12. This is a type of macrocytic anemia.

Please let me know what questions you have about this.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Why am I hurting so much then
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 month ago.

There is no way to tell from a blood count why you are hurting. This is just a very routine test done at every physical. Usually in lupus, white blood cells are low as well.

No doubt your doctor will want to run ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and ANA (antinuclear antibody) test as well as RF (rheumatoid factor) and C-Reactive protein. These are the tests needed to check for either disease.