What are your RDW values/what is the physiological meaning of them?

And does having low RBC affect RDW?

My levels just increased this year (to 13.2%), for reasons I don’t fully understand… (even though I recently went high-fat/low-carb AND high-fat mostly from olives/olive oil/nut milks)

RDW was 12.3 on 02/10/2020 and 11.7 on 11/11/2020 and 12.0 in 2014…

My RBC fluctuated from 4.59 to 5.14 during the last 12 mo (measured monthly). RDW for the same period stayed in the range of 13.1 - 13.9. All within norm. Other markers (CBD with differential) are within norm as well, besides MCHC which is lower than normal for the whole 12 months (a little lower than 32). Not sure if it’s Rapa to blame.

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