This test is a calculation of the variation in the size of RBCs. This helps in understanding anemias and blood disorders
This Test Includes
RDW (Red Cell Distribution Width)
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
The doctor orders a RDW test if and when- The patient exhibits symptoms of anaemia such as fatigue, dizziness, cold feet and hands, pale skin etc. The patient has a family history of sickle cell anaemia, thalassemia or any other genetic haematological condition. The patient loses excess blood during any medical procedure or in an injury. The patient suffers from a chronic illness like diabetes, HIV/AIDS or Crohn's disease. The patient is on a diet that is low in minerals and iron. The patient suffers from a long-term infection.
What is this test
A Red Cell Distribution Width test or RDW test, is performed to measure the range of variation in the size and volume of a person's red blood cells. The RDW test is done to diagnose anaemia, thalassemia, diabetes, liver diseases, cancer and heart diseases.