Anemia Blood Test Panel – Advanced
25 Anemia Panel Tests
Advanced Anemia Profile Test – This assay helps to identify the cause of anemia & iron deficiency which is the commonest cause of anemia in India. Low iron values indicate deficient erythropoiesis which is corroborated by serum ferritin levels reflecting body iron stores. Also covered folate and vitamin b12 for detailed assessment.
What is anemia?
Anemia is a condition that occurs when the amount of hemoglobin in a person’s blood drops below normal. A decrease in hemoglobin is often associated with a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs) and hematocrit. Hemoglobin is contained within RBCs and is necessary to transport and deliver oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without a sufficient supply of oxygen, many tissues and organs throughout the body can be adversely affected. People with anemia may experience fatigue and weakness and may lack energy.
Anemia is a fairly common condition, affecting both men and women of all ages, races, and ethnic groups. However, certain people have an increased risk of developing anemia. These include people with diets poor in iron and vitamins, chronic diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, a family history of inherited anemia, chronic infections such as tuberculosis or HIV, and those who have had significant blood loss from injury or surgery. Anemia can be mild, moderate, or severe depending on how much the RBC count and/or hemoglobin levels are decreased.
In general, the main causes of anemia include:
- Impaired or decreased production of RBCs by the bone marrow due to nutritional deficiency (e.g., iron deficiency, B vitamin deficiencies), bone marrow failure (e.g., aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome), or diseases that involve the bone marrow (e.g., infection, lymphoma, solid tumor)
- Loss of RBCs due to bleeding or to increased destruction of RBCs as in hemolytic anemia
Anemia may be acute or chronic. Chronic anemia may develop slowly over a period of time with long-term illnesses such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or cancer. In these situations, the anemia-related symptoms may not be apparent because the underlying disease masks its symptoms and/or the body adapts to anemia when it develops over a period of time. The presence of anemia in chronic conditions may often go undetected for a period of time and sometimes may only be discovered during tests or examinations for other conditions.
Anemia may also occur in acute episodes such as with substantial blood loss (extensive injury or invasive surgery) or with certain anemias in which a significant number of RBCs are destroyed known as hemolytic anemia. Signs and symptoms may become apparent very quickly, and the cause can be determined from a combination of physical examination, medical history, and testing.
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia?
Iron deficiency (or anemia) develops when your body can’t produce enough red blood cells, which are the primary carriers of oxygen to bodily tissue and organs. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States, and symptoms typically include fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, and insomnia. While iron deficiency is a common cause of anemia, bear in mind that it can also result from chronic internal bleeding or from certain medical conditions that hinder or destroy red blood cell production.
Who should be tested for iron-deficiency anemia?
If you are a woman in her childbearing years with one or more of the symptoms noted above, consider taking this blood testing profile. As a general rule, women are more susceptible to anemia than men, especially during pregnancy and from blood loss caused by menstruation. Senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions who exhibit anemia symptoms should also consider testing. And, Indians with anemia-like symptoms and related pain in the hands, feet, back or chest should be tested to determine if they have sickle cell anemia, an inherited blood disorder that damages normal red blood cells.
- Iron Deficiency Profile – 3 tests
- Ferritin Test
- Complete Blood Count – 19 Tests
- Folic Acid (Folate) Test
- Vitamin B12
- Overnight fasting is not required
- Doctor’s prescription may be needed
- The normal references range and test result may vary depending on gender, age, health history, etc.
- Ideal for a female above 19 yrs
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