The control of body iron stores and laboratory investigation of anemia associated with iron status: A critical review
- Assessment Scenario/Problem
should include a critical discussion of the following aspects:
- Metabolism, regulation and cellular control of iron levels.
- Pathogenesis/causes of the disorders associated with abnormal iron status and anaemia.
- Investigation of anaemia associated with iron status e.g. tests used, advantages/disadvantages/limitations of tests, differential diagnosis of different disorders, current/future trends and developments.