Which tests are performed to establish the etiology of iron deficiency anemia?

Updated: Aug 04, 2019
  • Author: James L Harper, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Tests useful for establishing the etiology of iron deficiency anemia and excluding or establishing a diagnosis of another microcytic anemia include the following:

  • Stool testing

  • Incubated osmotic fragility testing

  • Measurement of lead in tissue

  • Bone marrow aspiration


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