A 60 year old female presents with a
history of breathlessness on exertion and malaise. She has Parkinsonism and
was on treatment for this but was unable to name the drugs she was on. On
clinical examination she was noted to be pale and had features of Parkinsonism
detected on examination of her nervous system.
Hb 8.5 g/dL
WBC 7. 5 x109/L
Platelets 450 x109/L
MCV 109 fl
Reticulocyte count 8%
In this patient which one of the
following tests would you arrange in order to substantiate the diagnosis?
Bone marrow examination
Urine for haemosiderin
Vitamin B12 and folate levels