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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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