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Should infants be screened for anaemia? A prospective study investigating the relation between haemoglobin at 8, 12, and 18 months and development at 18 months
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    Over-estimation of the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia by screening with the HemoCue haemoglob
    • RJD Moy, Senior Lecturer, Community Child Health

    Dear Editor,

    We note with interest the paper by Sherriff and colleagues about screening for anaemia in the ALSPAC study. Various small scale surveys, including our own, have revealed a prevalence of anaemia (defined as a haemoglobin The HemoCue system has shown highly comparable results to the "gold standard" laboratory method of haemoglobin estimation for venous blood specimens from older children [2], especial...

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