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Test Findings




  • Hypochromia refers to a reduction in the intensity of red blood cell colour.
    • Hypochromia
    • Signs of Hypochromia

    • An increase in central pallor >⅓ of the cell on blood film
    • Reduced red cell haemoglobin (MCH / MCHC)
    • Hypochromia
    • Causes of Hypochromia

    • Microcytic

    • Iron deficiency anaemia
    • Anaemia of chronic disease (infection / inflammation / malignancy)
    • Thalassaemia
    • Congenital sideroblastic anaemia
    • Lead poisoning
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Macrocytic

    • Copper deficiency
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