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M / H Ratio

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

In thalassemia microcytes exceed hypochromic cells. In iron deficiency, hypochromic cells exceed microcytes. The ratio of microcytes (M) to hypochromic cells (H) can help distinguish thalassemia from iron deficiency anemia.

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