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This test is used to describe an atypical colour of red blood cells examined under the microscope in an abnormal complete blood count.

Anisochromia – Variation in the colour of the red blood cells indicating a variation in the hemoglobin content from one red blood cell to another. Generally associated with severe forms of anemia (bone marrow diseases, hemolytic or toxic anemias, chemotherapies, etc.).

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.