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Utilizing Reticulocytes for Iron Deficiency Anemia

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From the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2023)
Presented by Cory Lundgren, DCLS, MLS(ASCP)CM

This presentation illustrates why implementing reticulocyte hemoglobin into current algorithms could benefit patient care. The focus includes iron kinetics, existing iron deficiency algorithms, and reticulocyte hemoglobin capabilities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of iron deficiency anemia
  • Describe the potential benefits of implementing reticulocyte hemoglobin in the diagnostic algorithm
  • Identify other reticulocyte parameters used in anemia classification

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of HEM (Hematology) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings