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Complete Blood Count Results

The following table represents the complete blood count (CBC) results obtained for this patient:

CBC Parameter

Patient Result

Reference Intervals

WBC 6.1 X 10 9/L 4.0 - 10.5 X 109/L
RBC4.84 X 1012/L3.50 - 5.50 X 1012/L


8.4 g/dL 12.0 - 16.0 g/dL
Hematocrit28.8%36.0 - 48.0%
MCV59 fL 80.0 - 100.0 fL
MCH17.4 pg 26.0 - 34.0 pg
MCHC29.3 g/dL32.0 - 36.0 g/dL
RDW 19.5 % 11.0 - 15.0 %
Platelets591 X 109/L150 - 400 X 109/L

Even though the RBC count is normal, it is increased for the amount of hemoglobin present. The concentration of hemoglobin in the RBCs is slightly decreased (hypochromic) and the cells are small (microcytic). The variation in RBC size is also slightly above the normal reference range as are the number of platelets.