An elevated red blood cell distribution width, or RDW, on a complete blood cell test indicates a mixed population of small and large red blood cells with a large variation in the cell sizes. A large difference in RBC siz... More »

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In a blood test, a decreased mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH, and elevated red cell distribution width, or RDW, value means a low red blood cell count, which indicates anemia, states WebMD. Normal adult MCH and RDW valu... More »

On blood test results, "RDW" stands for red cell distribution width, which shows the variation in the size of red blood cells, according to the Mayo Medical Laboratories. This measurement is often used to help diagnose s... More »

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According to Medscape, RDW stands for red cell distribution width; it is a measure of the variation of red blood cell size or volume. Higher RDW means a larger variation in the sizes of red blood cells found in a sample. More »

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A high red cell distribution width (RDW) test means that red blood cells vary widely in size. Abnormal cell widths are often associated with anemia, liver disease and folate deficiency. More »

RDW stands for red blood cell distribution width. It is a measurement of the variation of the size of red blood cells found in a blood sample. A normal RDW value is between 10.2 and 14.5 percent. More »

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An RDW test is a red cell distribution width test, which is one of the parameters measured in blood tests, states Medscape. Higher RDW results mean that the patient's red blood cells have a greater variation in size or v... More »