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The exclusion of hypochromia from the iron deficiency screen

Authors Jolobe O

Received 28 August 2013

Accepted for publication 28 August 2013

Published 14 March 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 61—63


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Oscar MP Jolobe

Manchester Medical Society, Manchester, UK

When the screening strategy for iron deficiency makes use of mean corpuscular volume (MCV) to the exclusion of mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), as was the case in the recent study by Radia et al1 there is a risk of repeating the mistakes highlighted in a retrospective analysis of the management of anemia, microcytosis, and hypochromia in preoperative subjects in South Australia.2

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