Iron Deficiency Anemia testsIron Deficiency Anemia
Tests could include:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- History and Physical Exam
- Hemoglobin Measurement
- Ferritin measurement
- Serum Ferritin Measurement
- Serum Iron Measurement
- Mean Cell Hemoglobin Test
- Reticulocyte Count
- Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
- Transferrin measurement
- Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) Test
- Total Iron Binding Capacity Measurement
- Hematocrit Test
- Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration Test
- Red Blood Cell Indices
- Fecal Occult Blood Test
- Transferrin Saturation Measurment
- Peripheral Blood Smear
- Iron measurement
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...
Your body relies on iron to carry oxygen to its cells. Without enough iron, your cells can starve for oxygen, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms. Too much iron can also result in uncomfortable symptoms. Both high and low iron levels may indic...
As its name suggests, a serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the red blood cells and the clotting elements have been removed. This test can help your doctor figu...
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 ...
Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test that measures iron levels in the blood. The test helps measure the ability of a protein called transferrin to carry iron in the blood. How much iron is binding to this protein is a proxy for how m...
Imagine red blood cells as the subway system of your blood. They transport oxygen and nutrients to various locations in your body, making their role vital to your health. Your body relies on the correct proportion of red blood cells for you to sta...
The red blood cell indices (RBC indices) are part of a routine blood test called the complete blood count (CBC). The CBC is used as a measure of general health. It measures the quantity and physical characteristics of different populations of cell...
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 ...