These tests are used to describe certain atypical colours of red blood cells examined under the microscope in an abnormal complete blood count.
Polychromasia – Great variation in the colour of the red blood cells, including pale red, normal or dark colours, indicating a highly variable hemoglobin level. Seen in anemias with regeneration of red blood cells.
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Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.