What is the role of peripheral blood tests in the diagnosis of aplastic anemia?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Peripheral blood tests in patients with suspected aplastic anemia may include the following:

  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis and blood-group testing
  • Biochemical profile
  • Serology
  • Fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) profiling
  • Fluorescent-labeled inactive toxin aerolysin (FLAER) testing
  • Chromosomal breakage analysis 
  • Histocompatibility testing
  • Emerging diagnostic tests

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