What Does a High RDW Blood Test Result Mean?


Each year, when you go for your physical, your doctor will likely order several blood tests, one of which is called a complete blood count (CBC). This one test gives the doctor information about many different types of values, regarding everything from your cholesterol to your red blood cells (RBCs). A red cell distribution width (RDW) test is one of the parameters tested when you get a CBC test performed. Read on to learn about high and normal results and what each value means.