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Test Findings

Target Cells



  • Target cells, also known as codocytes, have normal central pallor with an added area of dark red discolouration in the very centre.
    • Target Cells
    • Target Cells
    • Causes of Target Cells

    • Liver disease (obstructive or intrahepatic)
    • Haemoglobinopathies
    • Beta thalassaemia
    • Iron deficiency anaemia
    • Sideroblastic anaemia
    • Sickle cell anaemia
    • Post splenectomy
    • Lead poisoning
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