CPC, Platelet No differential lab test – Results Burndown

Here at Droplet Health we are passionate about lab!  Patients send us their lab results and ask us – what do they mean?  Here’s one we received from our community:

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Let’s look at this patient “M” – of course, keep results confidential but we’ll share that this patient is a woman in her 30s.

“CPC, Platelet No differential test” is a broad screening test to determine a patient’s general health.  Basically, it’s a first look to try and see if the patient has any general health problems.

Testname Healthy Range (Women) Too high? (possible indications) Too low? (possible indications) Patient M
WBC (White Blood Cell Count) 3.5-10.5 (billion cells/liter) Infection or inflammation Leukopenia, can be caused by many factors 5.5 ✅
RBC (Red Blood Count) 3.90-5.03 trillion cells/L Potentially anemia 4.01 ✅
Hemoglobin 12.0-15.5 grams/dL Potentially anemia 12.2 ✅
Hematocrit 34.9-44.5% Potentially anemia 36.8 ✅
MCV (mean corpuscular volume) 79-97 Folate deficiency, B12 deficiency, liver disease, hypothyroidism, excessive alcohol consumption, aplastic anemia, myelodyplastic syndrome Potentially anemia, iron deficiency, thalassemia, sideroblastic anemias 92 ✅
MCH (mean corpuscular hemoglobin) 26.6-33.0 macrocytic anemia, perhaps dietary deficiencies Iron deficiency, dietary or thyroid issues 30.4 ✅
MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) 31.5-35.7 (this is a quality control measure correlates with MCH and MCV) (this is a quality control measure correlates with MCH and MCV) 33.2 ✅
RDW (measures variation in red blood cell size) 12.3-15.4 Deficiency in iron, folate or B12.  Used in conjunction with other values to diagnose anemia. 12.9 ✅
Platelets 150-379 (billion/L) thrombocytosis, many causes including medications thrombocytopenia, many causes including medications 286 ✅

Congrats to this patient!  No red flags in this lab panel. ✅

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