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Re: Low Ferritin
Mar 18, 2007
I got my latest labs back and was hoping some of you could explain some of the items to me, as the only things I was really looking at in the past were the Iron and the HGB, and I am a bit confused by a few that are high / normal.

WBC - 9.3 (4.0 - 10.0)
RBC - 4.44 (4.0 - 5.2)
HGB - 8.6 (12 - 16)
HCT - 30.8 (37-45%)
MCV - 69.3 (79-99)
MCH - 22.3 (27-33)
MCHC - 32.1 (32-36)
RDW - 15.9 (11.5-14.5%)
PLT - 441 (140-400)
Transferrin Saturation - 4.9 (15-50%)
Ferritin 4 (10-154)

I am feeling absolutely horrid - and I know it is also that I am hypothyroid, and have just started meds for that but I still can't stomach the oral iron (even the repliva) and they are starting me on IV Iron next week.

My question is what do the RDW / PLT readings mean and why are they high when everything else is low?

Thanks much for your input!





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