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 whether ...
    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 (which ...
    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 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
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
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