What do I Need To Know About Anemia?
By World Medical Care | 12/16/2014
More than three million people in the United States have anemia. As part of our commitment to you, we want you to understand the basics and how anemia panels can help detect the causes. Anemia is a condition that develops when you have less than the normal number of red blood cells in your blood or when the red blood cells in your blood don’t have sufficient hemoglobin.
What is Hemoglobin?
Hemoglobin is a protein, which provides the red color to your blood responsible of carrying oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body.
If your blood does not carry enough oxygen to your body, your organs and tissues are not able to function properly.
Anemia can be hereditary and infants may be affected from the moment they are born. Women are susceptible to iron-deficiency anemia as a result of blood loss from menstruation and the increased blood supply demands during pregnancy. Others may develop anemia as a result of poor dieting and other medical conditions.
Due to the fact that there are several types and causes of anemia, World Medical Care offers Anemia Panels to help you get prevented.
Tests included in our Anemia panel:
- B12 + Folate. Serum
- CBC with Diff/platelet
- Reticulocyte Count
- TIBC – Iron and Total Iron Bin
- Wetergren Sed rate
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