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Which tests measure iron deficiency anaemia?

Which of these measures iron deficiency anaemia?

  • a. High iron binding
  • b. low iron binding
  • c. high MCV
  • d. High Hb count
  • e. Large Blood cell size
iron deficiency anaemia

Iron deficiency anaemia is when the blood has a low number of red blood cells or a low amount of haemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the blood. This can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, and shortness of breath.

To measure iron deficiency anaemia, doctors usually order a blood test called a full blood count (FBC), which shows the number and size of red blood cells, the amount of haemoglobin, and other parameters.

Some of the indicators of iron deficiency anaemia are:

The other options are not reliable measures of iron deficiency anemia, as they can be influenced by other factors or conditions. For example:

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