Anemia Panel, Comprehensive


Test Code: 005009, 004598, 001321, 005280, 000810, 004937, 121679
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Anemia Panel, Comprehensive

This package combines several tests which can help to determine if a person is suffering from anemia as well as factors related to common causes of 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
  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis: Measures irregular hemoglobin type to help identify conditions such as Sickle Cell Anemia and Thalassemia
  • 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
  • Transferrin: Measures the protein which binds to and transports most of the iron on the body
  • Vitamin B12 and Folate: Measures a vitamin which is important for red blood cell formation

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.  A Basic Anemia Panel which is less comprehensive but still includes several common anemia tests is also available.

Turnaround for these tests is typically 3-5 business days.

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.

Requirements:

Fast for 8-12 hours prior to collection.

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.

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Anemia Panel, Comprehensive


Test Code: 6399, 457, 7573, 793, 35489, 891, 7065
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Anemia Panel, Comprehensive

This package combines several tests which can help to determine if a person is suffering from anemia as well as factors related to common causes of 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
  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis: Measures irregular hemoglobin type to help identify conditions such as Sickle Cell Anemia and Thalassemia
  • 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
  • Transferrin: Measures the protein which binds to and transports most of the iron on the body
  • Vitamin B12 and Folate: Measures a vitamin which is important for red blood cell formation

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.  A Basic Anemia Panel which is less comprehensive but still includes several common anemia tests is also available.

Turnaround for these tests is typically 3-5 business days.

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.

Requirements:

Fast for at least 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.

Dietary supplements containing biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For people receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For people on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation.

This package includes:

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BUN
GGT
TSH