Lab results

Lab work shows high MCV,MCH,RDW ANY IDEAS WHAT THIS MIGHT MEAN?
Thanks,
Jinx

MCV defines the size of red blood cells, MCH quantifies the amount of hemoglobin per red blood cell, and RDW is the variation of the red blood cell volume distribution (or size). I hope other members will chime in about what high rates mean for lupus.

MCV is high which indicates anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency ,

MCH messures the average mass of haemoglobin in each red blood cell

RDW means red cell distribution width high levels indicate folate and vitamin B 12 anemia causes high RDW and high MCV I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GOOD LUCK JINX

from sharon

I agree with the others, probably need to have Vit B12 and folate levels checked. There are other caused for high MCH and MCV but B12 deficiency is the most common.

Thank you all I guess I better call the dr and see whats up A lot of the time I only get my results by email :frowning: Anyway thanks so much

I have the exact same things come up on my bloodwork. I have to take b12 injections but my rbcells still show to be enlarge. I will always believe that lupus played apart in causing this. The Dr. looked into why I’m having this: and they have come up with nothing.

Ruby, do the b12 injections help you in anyway