Luís Borque

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Cell counter-based formulas have been used in the differential diagnosis of microcytic anemia. The measurement of RBC subpopulations is now available on the Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer (Sysmex, Kobe, Japan). We describe the new formulas: % microcytic - % hypochromic; and % microcytic - % hypochromic - red cell distribution width (RDW), derived from the(More)
BACKGROUND New erythrocyte parameters are reported by the Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer. This instrument measures the hemoglobin (Hb) content of individual red cells, calculates the percentage of hypochromic red cells (%Hypo He) and the percentage of hyperchromic red cells (%Hyper He) and quantifies the proportion of marginally sized erythrocytes (%Micro R and(More)
BACKGROUND The percentage of hypochromic red cells (% Hypo-He) is now available on the Sysmex analyzer XE 5000 (Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan). In this study the reliability of % Hypo-He in the assessment of iron status in the presence of inflammation is investigated. METHODS Ninety healthy subjects, 91 patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)(More)
INTRODUCTION Red blood cells (RBCs) extended parameters or erythrocyte subsets are now reported by the new Sysmex XE 5000 analyzer. This study was aimed at establishing a characteristic analytical feature, including the new erythrocyte and reticulocyte parameters, in case of thalassemia trait and iron deficiency (IDA). METHODS Ninety healthy individuals,(More)
Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) and percentage of hypochromic cells (%Hypo) are restricted to the Siemens analysers. The aims of the study were to investigate the correlation of Red cells size factor (RSf) and low Hemoglobin density (LHD%), reported by Beckman-Coulter analysers, with CHr and %Hypo in the assessment of iron status in the presence of(More)
Iron status is the result of the balance between the rate of erythropoiesis and the amount of the iron stores. Direct consequence of an imbalance between the erythroid marrow iron requirements and the actual supply is a reduction of red cell hemoglobin content, which causes hypochromic mature red cells and reticulocytes. The diagnosis of iron deficiency is(More)
BACKGROUND Iron deficiency (ID) is the most common cause of anemia in fertile women and hemoglobin (Hb) within the reference interval does not exclude ID. The consequence of an imbalance between the iron requirements and supply is a reduction of red-cell Hb content, which causes hypochromic cells. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of new(More)
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