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Section 5

Clinical Utility of RBC Parameters

Description

Review anemia types based on MCV and related parameters and identify additional laboratory tests that aid the diagnosis of specific anemias.

 

Objectives
  • Classify anemias based on MCV and related parameters

  • Describe the utility of RDW in differentiating between iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia

  • Identify additional laboratory tests that aid the diagnosis of specific anemias

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Section 6 | Preanalytical Variables and Interfering Substances Affecting RBC Parameters

Review factors that lead to a false increase or decrease in the RBC indices and recognize when an interfering factor or substance is present in a sample.
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