Is RDW 23.7 high, normal or dangerous? What does Red cell distribution width level 23.7 mean?

RDW 23.7

Your RDW level of 23.7 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 11.875
5-10 years 12.156
10-15 years 12.444
15-20 years 12.739
20-25 years 13.041
25-30 years 13.35
30-35 years 13.666
35-40 years 13.99
40-45 years 13.983
45-50 years 13.975
50-55 years 13.967
55-60 years 13.959
60-70 years 13.951
70-80 years 13.944
80-90 years 13.936
90-100 years 13.928
>100 years 13.92

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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 11.883
5-10 years 12.173
10-15 years 12.47
15-20 years 12.774
20-25 years 13.086
25-30 years 13.405
30-35 years 13.732
35-40 years 13.724
40-45 years 13.716
45-50 years 13.708
50-55 years 13.7
55-60 years 13.691
60-70 years 13.683
70-80 years 13.675
80-90 years 13.667
90-100 years 13.659
>100 years 13.992
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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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