Hematologic Data in the Case Records

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  • To the Editor: In reading the Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital in the June 12 issue (Case 23–1986),1 I was struck by the absence of certain laboratory data, which were surely obtained and may have been relevant to the evaluation of the patient's anemia. Whenever a hematocrit is measured by the automated methods commonly employed (such as those used here at the Massachusetts General Hospital), the report includes a number of additional values: red-cell count, hemoglobin, and red-cell indexes (mean cell hemoglobin, mean cell volume, and mean cell hemoglobin concentration). I was curious about the frequency of inclusion… © 1986, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Cimino JJ; Scully RE
  • Start Page

  • 1488
  • End Page

  • 1489
  • Volume

  • 315
  • Issue

  • 23