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Do I have anemia??

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  • Posted By: daveh8
  • July 30, 2008
  • 03:53 PM

I went for a pre-employment physical this AM for a job and was told I am anemic and need further testing. but after doing a little web surfing, i'm not so sure. here are my readings from my blood-work:

WBC count 6.0
RBC count 4.18
Hemoglobin 13.0
Hematocrit 39.1
MCV 93.6
MCH 31.1
MCHC 33.2
RDW 13.8
Platelet count 285

Their cutoffs are 4.2 for RBC, and 13.2 for Hemglobin. Everything else I am fine on. I am going to get a workup per their orders Friday.


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  • Every lab is different, and every test may be done slightly differently, so numbers you find on the web may not apply to the numbers you have.
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