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Virgil F. Fairbanks, MD

SALVADOREAN SOCIAL SECURITY

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What to Include in the Workup of an Elevated Hemoglobin Concentration and Hematocrit?

January 01, 2007

Q:My patient has an elevated hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit; however, the reticulocyte count, ferritin level, results of hemoglobin electrophoresis, and total iron-binding capacity are normal. What is the next step after common causes of an elevated hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have been ruled out?

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