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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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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.