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.
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.