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Test Findings

Normocytic Normochromic Anaemia



    • Look For

    • Reduced serum haemoglobin, haematocrit and red cell count
    • Normal MCV (80 - 100fL)
    • Normal MCH / MCHC
    • Causes of Normocytic Normochromic Anaemia

    • Dilutional - excess fluid administration, pregnancy
    • Acute haemorrhage
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Anaemia of chronic disease (infection / inflammation / malignancy)
    • Pure red cell aplasia - Diamond-Blackfan syndrome, drugs, lymphoma, CLL, parvovirus B19
    • Bone marrow infiltration - myelofibrosis, bone marrow metastases
    • Early megaloblastic anaemia
    • Early iron deficiency anaemia
    • Haemolytic anaemia
    • Congenital sideroblastic anaemia
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