Sickle Cell Anemia tests
Sickle Cell Anemia

Tests could include:

  • 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...
  • A hemoglobin electrophoresis test is a blood test used to measure and identify the different types of hemoglobin in your bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein inside red blood cells that is responsible for transporting oxygen throughout your circ...
  • 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 ...
  • A sickle cell test is a simple blood test used to determine whether or not you have sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who have this disease have red blood c...
  • A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is essential to proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in...
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