so here's the thing with blood work. It is a very small part of a health assessment, and one set of values means next to nothing. One part of one set means pretty much nothing. There are many, many reasons why a number might be high or low. You could be dehydrated, resulting in false highs. You could be overhydrated, resulting in false lows. Just because something looks "low" doesn't mean that is actually is.You shouldn't automatically assume that because one number is high or low that means xx. Some numbers have to drop drastically before health care workers get concerned.Some numbers don't, and we try to correct almost immediately. Also, numbers work with each other. One number high or low in a set, again, doesn't mean much if all the other numbers are normal. Second to lastly, (for me) it also depends on my physical assessment. Sure, someone might technically be "anemic", but if they feel fine, and their vitals are fine, I won't rush in with interventions. I will check again, and see if their body is adjusting, Our bodies are pretty good at adjusting themselves when they need to.
Lastly-please don't use Dr. Google to look up lab values and what is high and low, he is an awful doctor. Try mayoclinic.com, or familydoctor.org or better yet, use it to develop questions to ask your doctor/midwife/nurse practitioner/health care professional.