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What are some common laboratory tests for anemia?
CBC, Blood smear review
What decreases the production of RBCs?
Iron Deficiency anemia, Vitamin B12, Folate deficiency, Aplastic Anemia, Myelophthisic
What causes decreased RBC survival?
- Mechanical trauma, Hemolysis, Transfusion reactions, hereditary spherocytosis,
- Hemoglobinopathies, Thalassemieas, G6PD deficiency, Malaria, Erythroblastosis fetalis
Name the three ways that one can have RBC (blood) loss?
Hemorrhage, Trauma, and GI or GYN disease
What are the three classifications of blood Anemia?
RBC (blood) loss, Decreased RBC survival, and Decreased RBC production.
Anemia is the reduction of red cell mamss, with consequent decrease in oxygen transport capacity of the blood
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