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Test Findings
Test Findings

Target Cells

March 30th, 2020


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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