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can someone help me understand my recent labs?Just recieved in the mail today.
wbc 1.9
platelets-29    yeah I know they are low again
this is half the page ,the rest begin with "absolute---"
Would appreciate some input as I am sure someone out there is a Doc or  knowledgeable on this info.  Thanks Snow
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WBC     3.8-10.7
RBC      4.1- 5.6
HGB      11.6 - 16.4
HCT       34 -48

The rest someone else will have to help you with.Someone will be along soon,so check back in.I am not a Doc just loking at my own results sheet from treatments for Hep C.

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3097131 tn?1357084881
Now I just googled some of the other Abbreviations to try and help you.You need Hector that can read results.Hopefully he will be here soon.

The mean corpuscular volume, or "mean cell volume" (MCV), is a measure of the average red blood cell size that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. The MCV is calculated by dividing the total volume of packed red blood cells (also known as hematocrit) by the total number of red blood cells. The resulting number is then multiplied by 10. The red blood cells get packed together when they are spun around at high speeds in a device called a centrifuge.

In patients with anemia, it is the MCV measurement that allows classification as either a microcytic anemia (MCV below normal range), normocytic anemia (MCV within normal range) or macrocytic anemia (MCV above normal range).

The mean corpuscular hemoglobin, or "mean cell hemoglobin" (MCH), is the average mass of hemoglobin per red blood cell in a sample of blood. It is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. MCH value is diminished in hypochromic anemias

The mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, a measure of the concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of packed red blood cells. It is reported as part of a standard complete blood count.

It is calculated by dividing the hemoglobin by the hematocrit. Reference ranges for blood tests are 32 to 36 g/dl,[1] or between 4.9 [2] to 5.5[2] mmol/L

You can google all of those but if you are like me I need someone to explain it to me.

Best Wishes!
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I am not a doctor and I don't have any expert knowledge, but the ones that I'm familiar with WBC, RBC, Hgb, and hct, all look a little low, but not bad.  And as you said, the platelets are low.
Someone else with more knowledge on blood counts will chime in soon.
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OK, I just read your other post about muscle cramps and decompensated liver.  I replied on that post with a better understanding of your particular case.  Please read my reply on that post and then send me a private message, and I will send you my contact information if you like.
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