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This test is used to describe the particular color of red blood cells examined under the microscope in an abnormal complete blood count

Hypochromia (or hypochromasia) – Presence of pale red blood cells that lack hemoglobin and are small in size (microcytosis). Generally signals anemia due to iron deficiency.

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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.