How is hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

Updated: May 27, 2021
  • Author: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Hemolytic anemia has multiple causes, and the clinical presentation can differ depending on the etiology. An array of laboratory tests are available for detecting hemolysis, and specialized tests may be indicated to diagnose the cause for hemolysis (see Workup). There are differences in the management of various types of hemolytic anemias (see Treatment).

Go to Anemia, Iron Deficiency Anemia, and Chronic Anemia for complete information on these topics.


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