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What does my CBC test report indicate?

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Dr. Hardik Sanghvi

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Blood Disorders
Question: Hello doc,

Can you please advice what iron tests needs to be done to rule out Iron deificeny anemia and thalasemia minor . Also, please let me know if we need to stop any medication for how much time before doing the test.
Current medication is
Folvite tablet
RB tone


I am atatching the CBC report can you please help evalaute the same .

Regards,
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
HB chromatography can be done to rule out thalasemia minor.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

Your CBC report suggest hypochromic microcytic anemia.

It can be due to iron deficiency anemia or beta thalasemia minor most likely.

You should go for HB chromatography test. It gives you exact idea whether you have beta thalasemia minor or not.

For iron deficiency anemia serum iron and ferritine level should be checked.

No need to stop your folvite tablet for chromatography or iron test.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Sanghvi 25 minutes later
Hello doc,

Can you please tell me the specific tests names for Iron saturation

regards,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Its name is transferrin saturation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

Test for saturation is transferrin saturation.
It is < 10% in iron deficiency anemia.

Ferritine measures iron storage. It is storage form of iron.

Most commonly iron, TIBC & ferritine is prescribed to diagnose iron deficiency anemia.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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