Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia testsAutoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Tests could include:
- Reticulocyte Count
- Direct Coombs Test
- Peripheral Blood Smear
- Indirect Coombs Test
- History and Physical Exam
- Blood chemistry
- Haptoglobin Test
- Urine Hemoglobin Measurement
- Cold Agglutinin Test
- Urinary Hemosiderin Detection
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Antinuclear antibody measurement
Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. A reticulocyte count (also known as a retic count, reticulocyte index, or corrected reticulocyte) is a measurement and percentage of how many reticulocytes are in the blood. This count indicates whether ...
A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. There are three main cells within the blood that the test focuses on: red cells (which ...
A haptoglobin test is a blood test that measures your haptoglobin levels. Haptoglobin is a protein that your liver produces. Haptoglobin binds with circulating or free hemoglobin, a protein found in your red blood cells. Haptoglobin transports fre...
A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes waste and toxins. The system that takes care of that is broadly called the excretory ...
Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision. Just as sonar and radar help the military detect planes and ships, ultrasound helps do...
Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria and viruses, to help the immune system get rid of them. Sometimes, antibodies are m...