Please answer these two questions:
1. Which labs indicate that your patient is anemic? Explain the significance of the following values: MCH, MCV, RDW, reticulocyte count, serum ferritin, TIBC, and serum iron.
2. Explain the difference between iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia and anemia of chronic disease. Briefly describe the treatment for one of these conditions.
Use peer reviewed articles or advanced practice nurse textbooks to answer those questions.