PAINE #PANCE Pearl – Hematology



Question

57yo Caucasian male presents to his primary provider with a one-year history of joint pain, weakness, and fatigue. He has a past medical history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia, for which he is being treated and is controlled on medications. His wife reports his skin has become a little darker over the last year as well. The rest of his physical examination does not reveal any abnormalities. Routine chemistries show a glucose of 214 mg/dL, AST of 472 mg/dL, and ALT of 513 mg/dL. What two (2) laboratory studies should be ordered next?

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