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Does anyone know what RDW levels mean on a blood test? Mine are very high and I can't find anything definitive to describe what it means.


Hi there,
I'm doing a little research in order to find out why the heck I have such low ferritin, yet such high serum iron. There are actually quite a lot of info sites out there. Here's a small blurb:
Red cell distribution width (RDW) can also be measured which indicates different sizes of red blood cells are present.

I'm just a little wigged out now though. I have just read that transferrin saturation is calculated by serum iron over TIBC. That makes my transferrin saturation 98%!!!! I have stopped taking my iron capsules but I'm still taking my floradix. Maybe I should stop that as well. yikes
BTW....TIBC is equal to your serum iron plus UIBC (unsaturated iron bonding capacity)
Interesting stuff...

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