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Have had Blood test. What does report indicate?

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Blood test report says Mild anisopoikilocytosis, predominantly normocystic normochromic with ovalocytes. platelets mildly reduced in smear. platelet count 110 and hemoglobin- 13.1 g/dl
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Blood Disorders
Answered by Dr. Sadiq Mughal 1 hour later
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Platlet counts decreased,rest blood picture normal

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Anisocytosis means red blood cells of different size.Poikilocytosis means unusual variations in shape of red blood cells. These conditions are usually due to early iron, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency. Cells of normal size and hemoglobin content (colour) are termed as normocytic normochromic. Red blood cells varying in shape from elongated to oval and XXXXXXX in haemoglobin are called ovalocytes or elliptocytes. Ovalocytes themselves are harmless and more in number are found in different types of anaemias.Normal platlet count is between 150,000 to 450,000 counts less than 150,000 are termed as thrombocytopenia .Your hemoglobin is normal. Consultation with hematologist is advisable to evaluate for cause of decreased platelet counst
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