Evaluation for iron deficiency anaemia

* Peripheral blood smear, which shows microcytic hypochromic red cells;

* Reduced serum ferritin;

* Reduced serum iron;

* Increased serum iron-binding capacity;

* Reduced serum iron saturation;

* Serum transferrin receptor levels;

* Raised red cell protoporphyrin;

* Therapeutic response to oral iron;

* Bone marrow aspiration showing reduced or absent stainable iron and delayed cytoplasmic maturation.

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