Basic Anemia Panel Blood Test
Test Code: 005009, 004598, 001321, 005280
Specimen Type: Blood
Anemia Panel, Basic (LabCorp)
This package combines several common tests which can help to determine if a person is suffering from anemia. Anemia is a condition in which a person does not have enough healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout the body. Anemia can be caused by a number of conditions including iron or vitamin deficiency, overuse of aspirin and other common pain killers, ulcers, cancer, HIV, kidney disease, and inherited disorders such as Sickle Cell and Hemolytic Anemia. Common symptoms of anemia include fatigue, weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, lightheadedness, headache, and cold hands or feet. Left untreated, anemia can lead to chronic fatigue, heart failure, complications with pregnancy, and may be fatal.
This package includes:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Includes a number of measurements including Red Blood Cell count, Hematocrit, and Hemoglobin
- Iron and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC): Measures levels of iron which is important to red blood cell production
- Ferritin: Measures a protein which helps store iron in the body's cells
- Reticulocyte Count: Measures the level of immature red blood cells being produced by a person's bone marrow
Testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms which are common to anemia. Results should be discussed with a person's doctor to help determine what type of follow-up is appropriate. For a more thorough Anemia testing package, please see our Anemia Panel Comprehensive.
Turnaround for these tests is typically 1-2 business days.
Where can I find a Anemia Panel Basic near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity testing should occur prior to given therapeutic iron or blood transfusion. The collection should occur a minimum of 4 days after blood transfusion.
This package includes:
CBC with Differential Complete Blood Count, CBC with Diff and Platelet, Hemogram
Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity TIBC, transferrin saturation, Unsaturated Iron-binding Capacity (UIBC)
Reticulocyte Count retic