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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
  • A ferritin test measures the amount of stored iron in your body. Your body relies on iron in red blood cells to carry oxygen to all its cells.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Serum is what's left from your blood plasma when the red blood cells have been removed. This test measures the amount of iron in your serum.
    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
  • 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
  • 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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