By Scott Williams, MD

April 3, 2002 --


  1. The Schilling Test
    1. Vitamin B12 absorption physiology
    2. Indications for the Schilling Test
    3. Pre-Test Preparation
      1. Causes of false low serum B12 level
      2. Causes of false normal B12
    4. Stage I Schilling Test
      1. Technique
      2. Calculations
      3. Causes for a false positive test
      4. Causes for a false negative test
    5. Stage II Schilling Test
    6. Stage III Schilling Test
    7. Stage IV Schilling Test
    8. Dual-isotope Schilling test
  2. Blood Volume Determination
    1. Physiology
    2. Plasma Volume
      1. Technique
      2. Calculations
    3. RBC Volume
      1. Calculations
      2. Sources of possible error
      3. Reporting Results
      4. Diagnosis
      5. Relative polycythemia
      6. Polycythemia vera
      7. Secondary polycythemia
  3. Red Blood Cell Survival
    1. Technique
    2. Calculations
  4. Splenic Sequestration Study

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