Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Adults

Iron is an intriguing nutrient with many paradoxical characteristics.  it is the most abundant element on our planet and yet it is hard for living organisms to access due to its very low solubility.  Its ability to switch easily between the ferric and ferrous state is...

ESR on the iSED

Alternate or modified Westergren methods to measure erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) have been adopted by laboratories worldwide. These methods offer reduction in analysis time and improved operator safety. The iSED Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate analyzer is an...

Diagnosis of B12 and Folate Deficiency

Vitamin B12 and folate are vitamins required for normal haematopoiesis and neurologic function. They are often considered together, although folate deficiency has become exceedingly rare in individuals who are living in developed countries and consuming a normal diet....

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)

TTP is a relatively uncommon condition characterized by die formation of platelet-rich thrombi in the arteriioles and capillaries with widespread multi organ thrombosis.  It is a clinical diagnosis and a MEDICAL EMERGENCY!  In the South African Setting, one should...

PLATELET FUNCTIONS

The use of the Platelet Analyser (PFA-200) in the investigation of platelet disorders. Global platelet function tests are useful in the investigation of individuals with a pathological bleeding tendency or who are on anti-platelet therapy.  As global tests do not...

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