Red cell distribution width

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Red cell distribution width (RDW)

A measure of the variation in size of red blood cells.
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Table-3: Correlations between red cell distribution width (RDW) and clinical and laboratory parameters.
Red cell distribution width is one of the routinely available components of total blood count tests and it is the measure of variability in the size or volume of red blood cells (4).
Yoon et al., "Association between red cell distribution width and disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease," Digestive Diseases and Sciences, vol.
The potential predictive factors were as follows: age, sex, differentiation, white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophil granulocyte, monocyte, lymphocyte, eosinophilic granulocyte, basophilic granulocyte, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-monocyte ratio (NMR), hemoglobin, hematocrit (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), red cell distribution width (RDW), platelet, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), thrombocytocrit, CEA, AFP, and CA199.
It is interesting to note that our cases had significantly reduced red cell distribution width (RDW) compared to our controls.
The red cell distribution width (RDW) is a part of the hemogram that provides information about the size of circulating erythrocytes and is routinely observed.
Red cell distribution width (RDW) indicates the size variability of circulating erythrocytes and often reported as a part of the complete blood count for the differential diagnosis of anemia [1,2].
Aslan et al., "Mean platelet volume, red cell distribution width, platelet-to-lymphocyte and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and their relationships with high-frequency hearing thresholds," European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, vol.