Our aim was to establish the reference values of the new parameter reticulocyte hemoglobin equivalent (RET-He) and to investigate its role in differentiating between iron deficiency anemia and anemia of chronic diseases. We found that RET-He was useful for diagnosing iron deficiency anemia. A cut-off point of 25 pg provided a specificity of 0.81 and a sensitivity of 0.76.
Vol. 90 No. 8 (2005): August, 2005 : Comparative Studies
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
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