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New blood test. Rdw 11.4. Mcv100 chloride 96. Any worries here?

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New blood test. Rdw 11.4. Mcv100 chloride 96. Any worries here?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
These blood tests are not a concern, by themselves.
The RDW ad MCY values could be meaningful if there is anemia present. But I assume that you provided all the abnormal levels, and since you do not include any values for red blood count, hemoglobin, or hematocrit, they would be normal and these RDW and MCV values are not a concern.
Similarly, a chloride of 96 would only be meaningful in the context of abnormal levels of sodium or potassium or an abnormal anion gap.
So, if all the other labs were normal, then there is no concern with these lab results.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
All other levels were normal. I have a Dr. Appt on Wed. Should I ask any questions?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
There is no need to ask questions about these tests. You would only need to ask questions if you are having any symptoms or other problems.