Last updated: Wednesday, 22, December, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
FBC, blood film (dimorphic blood film with hypochromic red cells), differential WCC and platelet count.
Ferritin and transferrin saturation.
Bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy (with special stain for iron) to demonstrate 'ring' sideroblasts, and define any underlying haematological disorder.
|Refractory anaemia with ring sideroblasts.|