What does it mean if RDW is high?

What does it mean if RDW is high?

High results If your RDW is too high, it could be an indication of a nutrient deficiency, such as a deficiency of iron, folate, or vitamin B-12. These results could also indicate macrocytic anemia, when your body doesn’t produce enough normal red blood cells, and the cells it does produce are larger than normal.

How high is too high for RDW?

A low RDW means your red blood cells are all about the same size. A high RDW means you have both very small and very large red blood cells. You may also have a “normal” RDW. A normal RDW range is 12.2%–16.1% for women and 11.8%–14.5% for men.

What does high RDW and normal MCV mean?

• A high RDW indicates a large variation in size of RBCs. If the MCV is normal and the RDW is high, there is a mixture of large and small RBCs. If the RDW is normal and the MCV is high, the RBCs are likely all macrocytic. If the MCV and RDW are both normal, the RBCs are likely all about the same normal size.

What does high MCV and high RDW mean?

High RDW and high MCV. This indicates a lack of B-12 or folate. It can also suggest macrocytic anemia or chronic liver disease.

What does it mean when your RDW is high and MCH is low?

When the RDW is high whereas MCV is low, then it indicates microcytic anaemia or iron deficiency. If your RDW is high, whereas MCV is high, then it indicates chronic liver disease or macrocytic anaemia.

What is RDW in lab values?

What is a red cell distribution width test? A red cell distribution width (RDW) test is a measurement of the range in the volume and size of your red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to every cell in your body. Your cells need oxygen to grow, reproduce, and stay healthy.

Is MPV 13.2 High?

A high MPV increases the risk to suffer a heart disease. Mild macrothrombocytes (12 – 13 fl in adults): The platelet mean size is a bit bigger than normal range, but is not a matter for concern. In many labs, values up to 12 fl are considered to be in the normal range.