What does low MCV MCH and high RDW mean?

What does low MCV MCH and high RDW mean?

It may also indicate chronic liver disease. High RDW and low MCV. This suggests iron deficiency or microcytic anemia. High RDW and high MCV. This indicates a lack of B-12 or folate.

What does it mean when your Rdw CV is low?

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 blood test can indicate cancer?

Complete blood count (CBC). This common blood test measures the amount of various types of blood cells in a sample of your blood. Blood cancers may be detected using this test if too many or too few of a type of blood cell or abnormal cells are found. A bone marrow biopsy may help confirm a diagnosis of a blood cancer.

What causes a high RDW?

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.

Is Hypochromic Microcytic anemia hereditary?

Small red blood cells poorly filled with hemoglobin are characteristic of a hereditary disorder of hemoglobin formation, thalassemia, that is common among Mediterranean peoples and is discussed below. With the exception of iron deficiency and thalassemia, hypochromic microcytic anemia is rare.