Anemia Profile

Anemia develops when the blood has a deficiency of hemoglobin and healthy red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a component of your blood which binds to oxygen. When hemoglobin or red blood cells decrease, the cells of your body does not receive oxygen. Anemia test can diagnose and detect a number of blood disorders that they can be treated in a timely manner.

There are over 400 types of anemia, which are classified in the three categories:

  • Anemia caused by blood loss
  • Anemia caused by damage of red blood cells
  • Anemia caused by faulty or reduced red blood cell production

 

Symptoms

Different types of anemia can have diverse causes, but their symptoms are almost similar. Some of such symptoms include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Pale skin
  • Lack of energy
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Dizziness

Other symptoms of anemia can be severe like shortness in breathing, chest pain, numbness or coldness in hands and feet and fast and irregular heartbeat.

Anemia Panel has the following tests:

  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Tests
  • Iron and Total Binding Capacity
  • Ferritin

Early diagnose allow you to take action so the disease can be treated properly.