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I just had a blood test and my RDW was 14.7 (normal

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I just had a blood test and my RDW was 14.7 (normal 11.5-14.5) and my
MVC was 90.6 vs normal 80.0-100.0). Is this something I should be concerned about?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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No you do not need to.

These are considered normal values still.

RDW is red cell distribution width.

This measures the red cell size variability.

Your value is still considere normal.

Increased RDW is seen with iron deficiency commonly.

If your hematocrit is normal, and given that you MCV is normal, iron dieficiency not likely.

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