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A patient presents with the following measured parameters on the complete blood count:

Parameter
Value
Reference Interval
White blood cells (WBC)
5.6 x 109/L
4.0-10.0 x 109/L
Red blood cells (RBC)
3.6 x 1012/L
4.2-5.9 x 1012/L
Hemoglobin
9.2 g/dL
12-16 g/dL
Hematocrit
28%
37-48%
MCV
78 fL
80-100 fL
RDW-CV
16%
11.0-15.0%

Which statement represents the patient's condition?

Please select the single best answer