Who Gives An RDW?
Red cell distribution width (RDW) is typically reported in patients’ haematology results and has traditionally been used to help in the identification of anaemias, however, in the past 4 years there have been over 400 papers published on newly identified correlations between RDW results and a large number of diseases! In fact, elevated RDW results in patients is now regarded as possibly one of the earliest markers of very serious disease, from cardiovascular disease to cancer and many in between, and the progression or prediction of poor outcomes for those with established pathology. This audio takes you through everything you need to know about these associations including the value of getting RDW values and how to correctly interpret your patients’ results.
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