Blood loss

Last updated: Thursday, 11, November, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests


See also Bleeding disorders

Clinical assessment. FBC; the initial Hb and PCV may be normal - serial PCV may be helpful.

Blood group, blood group antibody screen, compatibility testing.


FBC, blood film.

See Iron deficiency.


Careful history especially in relation to possible uterine and gastro-intestinal disease; regular blood donation.

FBC, blood film to detect features suggestive of Iron deficiency; occult blood - faeces.