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1

A disorder involving a reduction in the circulating RBC mass…

Anemia

2

Name 4 or the 8 most common presentations found in a patient who presents with anemia…

1) Weakness
2) Fatigue
3) Dyspnea
4) Pale conjunctiva
5) Pale Skin
6) Headache
7) Lightheadedness
8) Angina

3

What 3 laboratory studies are used as surrogates for RBC mass?

Hemoglobin (Hb)
Hematocrit (Hct)
RBC count

4

What is the defining factor of anemia for males?

Hb

5

What is the defining factor of anemia for females?

Hb

6

What is the normal hemoglobin range for males?

13.5-17.5 g/dL

7

What is the normal hemoglobin range for females?

12.5-16.0 g/dL

8

What mean corpuscular volume defines an anemia as microcytic?

MCV

9

What mean corpuscular volume defines an anemia as normocytic?

MCV 80-100um3

10

What mean corpuscular volume defines an anemia as macrocytic?

MCV > 100um3