Accessible Version: Investigating a Mystery Disease

Patient 1, Adult Male
Microscopic Examination of Blood

Table 1. Complete Blood Count Results for Patient 1

Blood Component Test Result Normal Values
White blood cell (WBC) count 5,600 cells/µL 4,400-11,300 cells/µl
Red blood cell (RBC) count 4.7 million cells/µL Males 4.5 million - 5.9 million cells/µL
Females 4.1 million - 5.1 million cells/µL
Hematocrit 32% Males: 42-50%
Females: 36-45%
Hemoglobin (Hb) 8.4 g/dL Males: 14.0-17.5 g/dL
Females: 12.3-15.3 g/dL
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 68 fL/RBC 80.0-96.6 fL/RBC
MCV:RBC ratio 11 -
RDW (RBC distribution width) Normal -
Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) 280 µg/dL 240-450 µg/dL
Serum ferritin concentration 75 ng/mL 15-306 ng/mL


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