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Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) is a measurement of anisocytosis. RDW is elevated in iron deficiency anemia and beta thalassemia major and usually normal in beta thalassemia minor. RDW has also been shown to be significantly increased in pregnant women during gestational week 34 through labor onset. Information from Laboratory Test Handbook, Jacobs DS, DeMott WR,Oxley DK;LexiComp,2001. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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Erythrocyte distribution width
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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 红细胞分布宽度
Synonyms: 红细胞分布宽度(Erythrocyte Distribution Width,RDW);红细胞形态学指数;红细胞形态学指数(Erythrocyte morphology index);红细胞形态学指标
fr-CA French (Canada) Indice de distribution des volumees érythrocytaires
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Erütrotsüütide suurusjaotuvus
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Ancho de distribución eritrocitaria
it-IT Italian (Italy) Eritrociti, ampiezza distribuzione
Synonyms: Ampiezza di distribuzione degli eritrociti
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Eritrosit dağılım genişliği
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Эритроцит распределение ширина
Synonyms: Индекс ширины кривой распределения объема эритроцитов
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) erytrocyten distributiebreedte
Synonyms: RDW
fr-BE French (Belgium) Indice de distribution de volume érythrocytaire
Synonyms: VGW
pl-PL Polish (Poland) rozpiętość rozkładu objętości erytrocytów
Synonyms: RDW