You received your blood test result with a RDW value of 14.1 %. This analysis helps you to check if your RDW value is within normal range.
Your RDW value of 14.1 % is normal. A good Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) is usually between 11.8 and 15.6 %.
If the RDW is too low, this may be an indication of a blood disorder or a vitamin deficiency which can lead to life-threatening complications if left untreated. If the RDW is too high, there is a high risk of premature death for patients with myocardial infarction.
Please note: gender influences the normal range of the RDW level. For men, 11.8 - 15.6 % are considered normal, while for woman values between 11.9 and 15.5 % are within normal range.
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW or RDW-CV or RCDW and RDW-SD) is a measure of the range of variation of red blood cell (RBC) volume that is reported as part of a standard complete blood count.