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What does a high RDW-CV mean?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: what does a high RDW-CV mean
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

RDW= Redcells Distribution width
CV= Coefficient of variation.

This means that there is a high variation in the sizes of the individual Red blood cells. This is used in the interpretation of the red cells numbers on a full blood count. Other elements are needed to say exactly what the significance of this observation. if you can go ahead and upload the results sheet, I will personally go through and provide a personalized significance to you.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarification if need be. Thank you so much for using our services.
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What does a high RDW-CV mean?

Brief Answer: See below. Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. RDW= Redcells Distribution width CV= Coefficient of variation. This means that there is a high variation in the sizes of the individual Red blood cells. This is used in the interpretation of the red cells numbers on a full blood count. Other elements are needed to say exactly what the significance of this observation. if you can go ahead and upload the results sheet, I will personally go through and provide a personalized significance to you. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarification if need be. Thank you so much for using our services.