Is RDW 14.2 high, normal or dangerous? What does Red cell distribution width level 14.2 mean?

RDW 14.2

Your RDW level of 14.2 is a High RDW level.

If your RDW is in between 11.6 % and 14 %, then you need not worry as 11.6-14 % is the normal range for RDW. But if your RDW is lesser or greater than the above values, then there may be some problem in your body.

Normal range of RDW found among men : 11.6 - 14 %

Ideal values of RDW depending on age (male) :
Age Ideal RDW value
<5 years 11.765
5-10 years 11.932
10-15 years 12.101
15-20 years 12.273
20-25 years 12.447
25-30 years 12.624
30-35 years 12.803
35-40 years 12.985
40-45 years 13.169
45-50 years 13.356
50-55 years 13.546
55-60 years 13.738
60-70 years 13.933
70-80 years 13.93
80-90 years 13.927
90-100 years 13.924
>100 years 13.921

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Normal range of RDW found among women : 11.6-14 %

Ideal values of RDW depending on age (female) :
Age Ideal RDW value
<5 years 11.77
5-10 years 11.942
10-15 years 12.117
15-20 years 12.294
20-25 years 12.474
25-30 years 12.656
30-35 years 12.841
35-40 years 13.029
40-45 years 13.22
45-50 years 13.413
50-55 years 13.609
55-60 years 13.808
60-70 years 13.805
70-80 years 13.802
80-90 years 13.799
90-100 years 13.796
>100 years 13.998
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If you take a RDW blood test and the results are not in the normal range (11.6-14 %), your physician may recommend more tests to figure out the problem. You might also get this test if your physician thinks you have some other disease.

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How the RDW Test Is Done :

If your doctor wants RDW test on you, you may need a RDW blood test. During the RDW blood test, a pathologist will put a needle into your veins and take out a small quantity of blood. A pathologist is a physician in the medical field who thoroughly studies the causes and effects of disease. Within a few hours you will get your RDW Test report by your pathologist.

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