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Question by  Ganesan (53)

What are RDW lab reports?


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

RDW stands for red cell distribution width. It is an average measure of the width of your blood cells in your body. A high level means that your body is churning out lots of new blood cells, which is seen in anemia. A low level means you're not making blood.


Answer by  patti (29325)

RDW/RCDW results report the width of red blood cells. If the cell size is not within the normal range, it can be a sign of any number of issues.


Answer by  Snichole (195)

Red cell distribution width is what it means. When they test for the RDW, they're measuring the amount of varied red blood cells sizes. Pretty much based on measurements of the blood sells, they can determine the health of these cells, thus answering any question they may have or suspect of disease. RBC cary oxygen in the blood.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

The RDW is the Red Cell Distrbution width. It is a measurement of the range in Red Blood cell age. This is an important fact for determination of a patients overall health. This is were anemias would first show up


Answer by  shijo (861)

RDW is red cell distribution width. Blood cell that calculates the size of Red blood corpuscles. Disease like anaemia can be found out by this test.


Answer by  Cookinginbc (383)

RDW stands for Red cell distribution width. It measures the difference in the size of red blood cells. Hemolytic anemia and liver disease can cause a large variety of sizes.

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