Premie lab values

  1. I have to explain why the lab values for my premie patient are abnormal. They are MCH( I couldn't figure out what this stands for) it is 38.9, RDW (also don't know what it stands for) is 17.5. The neuts were 40.0, band neuts 3.0, lymphs are 56.0. The K+ level was high also and the only explanation I have for this is that it is normally high for premies. Can someone please help?
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from bertie_bott
    i have to explain why the lab values for my premie patient are abnormal. they are mch( i couldn't figure out what this stands for) it is 38.9, rdw (also don't know what it stands for) is 17.5. the neuts were 40.0, band neuts 3.0, lymphs are 56.0. the k+ level was high also and the only explanation i have for this is that it is normally high for premies. can someone please help?
    hello, bertie_bott and welcome to allnurses.com

    you can find what these mean in any of your texts. or, google.

    try this link for how the cbc with diff breaks down:

    http://www.labtestsonline.org/unders.../cbc/test.html

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