The control of body iron stores and laboratory investigation of anaemia associated with iron status: A critical review
II. Assessment Scenario/Problem
should include a critical discussion of the following aspects:
• Metabolism, regulation and cellular control of iron levels.
• Pathogenesis/causes of the disorders associated with abnormal iron status and anaemia.
• Investigation of anaemia associated with iron status e.g. tests used, advantages/disadvantages/limitations of tests, differential diagnosis
of different disorders, current/future trends and developments.