Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: m | 2008/11/05

Q.

Blood test abbreviations

Hi
My 18 month old son was sent for the following blood tests.....what are they?
FBC, CRP &  FERR
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

FBC=full blood count
CRP=C reactive protein [a measure of infection]
Ferr=ferritin [an iron storage protein; measured when iron deficiency anaemia is supected]

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