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PEBC Free Practice Question of the Week [10]

Laila has been feeling tired recently and is wondering what she can do about it. She hasn’t felt this way before, and even when she exercises, she does not feel tired. She appears pale and pulling her lower eyelid down reveals an almost light pink colour in her eye pocket. What test should be ordered?

a) Liver function b) Hgb and iron c) Lung function d) INR

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(B) is the answer.

Fatigue, pallor and a light pink colour in the eye pocket are all signs and symptoms of anemia. A hemoglobin and iron panel will help to diagnose this condition.

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