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Flashcards in Haematology challenge/ laboratory medicine Deck (14):
1

what is normal female hb

115-160

2

what is normal male hb

135-180

3

what is normal MCV

78-100

4

what is normal platelets

150-400 x10^9 /L

5

what is normal white blood count

4-11 x10^9 /L

6

what can cause low Hb

hypothyroidism, vit deficiency anaemia,

7

what can cause a high hb

smoking, altitudes, poor heart/ lung function, cancer

8

what can cause a low mean corpuscular volume

iron deficiency
thalasaemia

9

what can cause high MCV

pernicious aka macrocytic anaemia (b12/folate)

10

what can cause low platelets

anaemia, infection, cirrhosis

11

what can cause high platelets

acute bleeding, cancer, infection, haemolytic anaemia

12

what can cause low white blood count

viral infection, cancer

13

what can cause high white blood count

leukaemia, infection

14

what further lab investigation would you request for pyrexia and raised white cell count

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