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Iron Deficiency Anemia tests
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Tests could include:

  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body relies on iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to all its cells. Without enough iron, your red blood cells will be unable to supply enough oxygen.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Serum is what's left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cells have been removed. This test measures the amount of iron in your serum.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Red blood cell (RBC) indices are part of a routine blood test called the complete blood count (CBC). The CBC is used to measure your general health.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The total iron binding capacity test (TIBC) test measures the amount of iron carried in the bloodstream. Learn how to prepare and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A hematocrit test is a measurement of the red blood cells in your blood. Learn how it's done and what the results can mean.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. Learn why your doctor might order a reticulocyte count and what this blood test involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn about a blood smear, including why it's done, what to expect during it, and how to interpret its results.
    Source:HLCMS
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