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Anemia Panel

$89.00

An anemia panel checks to make sure there are enough healthy red blood cells in your system to carry oxygen throughout the body. Anemia is a condition in which there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. This is why you might feel dizzy if you have anemia. There are many different types of anemia, some of the common causes include blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia or a diet lacking in iron or vitamins.

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Sample Type

  • Blood sample
  • 1 mL serum collected in SST
  • 1 mL whole blood collected in EDTA tube

Who Should Get Tested?

This anemia panel is good for anyone who has been experiencing symptoms (dizziness, fatigue, cold hands/feet, shortness of breath, etc.) or for anyone who has risk factors for anemia including excessive menstrual bleeding, autoimmune disorders, GI conditions such as ulcerative colitis, or a diet low in iron and vitamins such as vegan or vegetarian¹.

Turnaround Time

  • 3-5 business days

Individual Test Information

  • CBC - This is a broad panel that evaluates the cells and components of blood, included in this panel is hemoglobin and hematocrit, both of which are important for diagnosing anemia.
  • Iron - Measures levels of iron, which is necessary for the production of healthy red blood cells.
  • Ferritin - Measures ferritin, a protein containing iron.
References
  1. “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia.
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