A 57 year old male has routine blood tests at his general practitioner’s surgery due to feeling slightly tired. They reveal the following results:
- Hb 156g/L (130-180)
- MCV 92fL (82-98)
- HCT 0.47 (0.39-0.50)
- WCC 9.5×10*9/L (4-11)
- Platelets 200×10*9/L (150-450)
- Ferritin 527μg/L
- Urea and electrolytes – within reference ranges
You are working in the GP surgery and have invited him back to discuss the results.
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- What may you want to know in the history?
- What would you look for when examining the patient?
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