Hematology and Oncology Q 10

A 52-year-old woman undergoes perioperative evaluation. She has osteoarthritis of the right hip since sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident 15 years ago and is scheduled for elective hip arthroplasty in the next few months. Medical history is otherwise notable for type 2 diabetes mellitus. She is up to date on routine health care. Her last menstrual period was 5 weeks ago. Medications are ibuprofen and metformin.

On physical examination, vital signs are normal. She has painful and limited range of motion in the right hip.

Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next?

A Hemoglobin electrophoresis

B Iron studies

C Vitamin B12 level

D No further evaluation

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