Hereditary Spherocytosis tests
Hereditary Spherocytosis

Tests could include:

  • 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 whet
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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
    Source:HLCMS
  • An osmotic fragility test is performed to diagnose two hereditary conditions: thalassemia and hereditary spherocytosis. Thalassemia causes your body to make an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein that allows red blood cells to c
    Source:HLCMS
  • A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your doctor determine the general status of your health. It is also gives you a chance
    Source:HLCMS
  • A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte count. The test is important because RBCs contain hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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
    Source:HLCMS
  • If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. This condition is called anemia, and there are many causes. If it is confirmed that y
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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 transport
    Source:HLCMS
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