Accessible Version: Investigating a Mystery Disease

Patient 10: Adult Male
Microscopic Examination of Blood

Table 10. Complete Blood Count Results for Patient 10

Blood Component Test Result Normal Values
White Blood Cell (WBC) Count 4700 cells/µL 4,400-11,300 cells /µl
Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count 4.3 million cells/µL Males 4.5-5.9 million cells/µL
Females 4.1-5.1 million cells/µL
Hematocrit 32% Males: 42-50%
Females: 36-45%
Hemoglobin (Hb) 12.8 g/dL Males: 14-17.5 g/dL
Females: 12.3-15.3 g/dL
Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) 74 fL 80.0-96.6 fL
MCV:RBC ratio 11 -
RDW (RBC distribution width) normal -
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) 400 µg/dL 240-450 µg/dL
Serum ferritin concentration 76 ng/mL 15-306 ng/mL


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