A 21-year-old member asked:
What tests will my doctor perform to determine if i have anemia?
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Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
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Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
CBC.: A CBC (complete blood count) will tell if you are anemic. If so, additional tests are done to determine why. They usually include nutritional studies (iron, B12 and folic acid), and possibly tests to evaluate rate of red cell production (reticulocyte count) and test of other organ systems (kidney, liver, hormones). There are other tests done for unusual causes, but that is a start.
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Last updated May 20, 2016
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