015-Erythrocyte Volume Disorders

Course # DL-015 - Erythrocyte Volume Disorders

by Payman Nasr, PhD ASCP Assistant Professor CLS California State University, Dominguez Hills

Approved for 2.0 CE/Contact Hours
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate


This course provides a review on causes for reduction in RBC production in the bone marrow and increased RBC mass in the circulation.


At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize the types of erythrocyte disorders due to decreased or increased RBC production.
  2. Identify the symptoms associated with decreased or increased RBC production.
  3. Describe the mechanisms that may lead to aplastic anemia.
  4. Describe the mechanisms of pernicious anemia.
  5. Describe the use of methylmalonic acid and homocysteine testing in the differential diagnosis of B12 and folate deficiency.
  6. Describe the genetic and acquired causes for polycythemia.
  7. Describe the general structure and function of telomeres and telomerase complex.

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