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Hematology and Oncology MOC Sample Question 1

A 50-year-old patient presents with a history of intermittent burning sensations in the lower extremities. The patient is a strict vegan and exercises regularly. Past medical history is unremarkable, and physical examination is normal. Pertinent laboratory results are shown below. Which of the following is the next step in the evaluation?

  • AElectromyelography and nerve conduction studies
  • BComputed tomography of lumbosacral spine
  • CTherapeutic trial of vitamin B12
  • DBone marrow examination
  • ESerum methylmalonic acid and homocysteine levels
Hematology and Oncology MOC Sample Question 2

A 22-year-old African American male with sickle cell disease presents to the emergency department complaining of profound fatigue for approximately 1 week. Two weeks prior to presentation his hemoglobin was 10.2 g/dL but is now 6.5 g/dL. He is given 2 units of packed red cells. The clinician suspects an acute parvovirus B19 infection. Which blood group antigen is the receptor for parvovirus?

  • ADuffy antigen
  • BKell antigen
  • CP antigen
  • DKidd antigen
  • EPk antigen


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