Best Diagnostic Tests For Anemias (For Exams)

BEST DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR ANEMIAS

NOTE: This post covers many controversial Exam MCQs.

*Iron deficiency anemia =====> Dec ferritin (not “increased TIBC”)

*Thalesemia =====> Hb Electrophoresis

* Lead Poisoning =====> Lead level Blood+Urine

* B12 Def =====> Increase methylmalonic acid

* Folate def =====> RBCs Folate levels (not “blood folate levels”)

* Pernicious Anemia =====> Antibodies against intrinsic factor

* PNH =====> flow ctyometry

* Sickle Cell =====> Hb electrophoresis

* G6PD def =====> RBC enzyme essay

* pyruvate kinase disease =====> Rbc enzyme assay

* Aplastic anemia =====> Bone marrow examination

* Hemolytic anemia =====> Decreased haptoglobin (not “increased reticulocytosis”)

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