Flashcards in Full Blood Count Deck (12)
Give examples of microcytic anaemia
Give examples of normocytic anaemia
Acute blood loss
Name some megaloblastic macrocytic anaemia
Name some non-megaloblastic macrocytic anaemia
If B12 or folate deficiency is suspected, what blood tests should be done?
Haematinics - B12, folate and ferritin
If iron deficiency anaemia is suspected, what blood tests should be done?
Total Iron binding capacity - transferrin
Soluble transferrin receptor
What kind of anaemia is caused in hypothyroidism?
Normo or macrocytic
When could Hb electrophoresis be requested?
When Thalassaemia or sickle cell anaemia is suspected
What marker is raised if there has been haemolysis?
What is polycythemia?
Increased concentration of red blood cells in the blood
What are some causes of relative polycythemia?
Chronic due to HTN, smoking etc