Important Differences in Hematology Results and Hematological Diseases

  • Gregory L. Hall


This chapter reviews the blood laboratory differences and trends that exist with African American patients including differences in CBC, metabolic panel, lipid panel and cancer markers. Laboratory reference interval differences by race (and gender) have been recognized for many years, but clinical laboratories have been slow to adopt either race or gender-linked reference ranges. The chapter also includes an overview of common hematological diseases in African Americans including sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.


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  • Gregory L. Hall
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  1. 1.Partnerships for Urban HealthCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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