Hematology Test

Siderocyte Stain/ Hemosiderin Stain/ Iron stain/ Pappenheimer Body stain

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Siderocyte Stain/ Hemosiderin Stain/ Iron stain/ Pappenheimer Body stain

Indications : The test is used to identify sideroblastic anemias and hemolytic anemia. Semi-quantitation of marrow iron stores evaluation of iron reserve, assist in the diagnosis of iron deficiency and hemosiderosis.

Physiology : Siderotic granules represent iron not yet incorporated into hemoglobin and occur primarily when there is impaired hemoglobin synthesis. Siderocytes are uncommon in the peripheral blood unless a splenectomy has been performed on the patient, Iron stained of bone marrow is more important in terms of deciding on the cause of anemia.

Normal Range : No siderocytes identified, In bone marrow stainable iron present.

Test Method : Prussian blue reaction.

Related Tests : Iron stain, Bone marrow.

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