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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lab Test For Hereditary Anemia (Overview)

Anemias can be diagnosed with a blood test. They can sometimes be responsible for increased amniotic fluid.


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
10 doctors shared insights

Lab Test For Hereditary Anemia (Overview)

Anemias can be diagnosed with a blood test. They can sometimes be responsible for increased amniotic fluid.


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Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood(few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?

Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood(few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?

Depends on your Hemo: Anemia, by definition, means low hemoglobin level. So we need to know your hemoglobin(hb) in order to answer your question. If it is over 12 grams, you do not need to worry about your iron and TIBC etc. ...Read more

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Can hereditary anemia differ from regular anemia in any way?

Can hereditary anemia differ from regular anemia in any way?

Hereditary=born with: Hereditary anemia is passed in the genes from parents to child. Examples include sickle cell anemia, g6pd deficiency, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis and fanconi anemia. Many common anemias are "acquired" due to iron or other nutritional deficiency, illness, drugs or immune destruction. ...Read more

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I have anemia. Latest test shows iron 22 %5 ferritin 2. Labs also show mch 25.4 mchc 30.7 rdw 16.6 mpv 13. Cause for worry? Connected to anemia?

I have anemia. Latest test shows iron 22 %5 ferritin 2. Labs also show mch 25.4 mchc 30.7 rdw 16.6 mpv 13. Cause for worry? Connected to anemia?

Iron Deficieny: Sure looks like you have Iron deficiency. Do you get heavy periods ? You have almost no storage iron or make red blood cells and this is what the low ferritin about. Take 1 iron pill a day at the least. ...Read more

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If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

If my red & white blood cells and platelet count from a recent lab test for anemia are normal and within range, can I safely say I do not have HIV?

Not from that test: Most people with HIV have normal blood counts; your recent test says nothing about whether you have HIV. You need an HIV test if possibly at risk or otherwise concerned. ...Read more

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On laboratory blood tests, which ones look for anemia?

On laboratory blood tests, which ones look for anemia?

CBC: Complete blood cell count includes measurement of hemoglobin and red cell count. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Worth knowing: Let's finish your workup. Plenty of folks are Coombs-positive but not hemolyzing. If your reticulocyte count is up and you're well-nourished and aren't iron-deficient and it's been a while since surgery, maybe you're hemolyzing -- a reticulocyte count will tell you. With Coombs-pos, fatigue, low-grade fever, get tested for lupus. Your physician needs these missing pieces. ...Read more

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If some one has ACD anemia and then doesn't get enough iron can they also get IDA? What would labs look like in that case?

 If some one has ACD anemia  and then doesn't get enough iron can they also get IDA? What would labs look like in that case?

Mixed: This isn't uncommon. Since the treatment of anemia of chronic diseae (anemia of inflammation) is that of the underlying disease, and since the most important thing in the management of iron deficiency is to rule out cancer or other serious disease as a cause of iron loss, suspect iron deficiency in all cases. Low serum ferritin will dominate when the two are both present. ...Read more

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Recently i was diagnose with anemia however, the latest lab results are the following: hgb=12.8, rbc=5.49, hct=42.1, irf=5.3, retic=1.0. Normal?

Recently i was diagnose with anemia however, the latest lab results are the following: hgb=12.8, rbc=5.49, hct=42.1, irf=5.3, retic=1.0. Normal?

While on the low....: Side of normal for an adult male, these values are fine. More important is how you are clinically. If you are feeling fine, these values are likely normal for you. I would wonder why check a CBC in the first place. Was there something that precipitated performing the test? No sense responding to a number in a well person. If i look hard enough, i can find something "abnormal" in any well person. ...Read more

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If eating ice a lot is a sign or symptom of anemia & my labs are negative why do I crave or want ice?

Symptoms vs. Causes: Simple question, no simple answer. As complex embodied souls attached to a mind, fragile brain+body, variations in behavior are extremely common. Medicine is empiric more than scientific. While physicians often rely on symptoms as possible clues (where people seem to behave more similarly than differently), the relationship is complex & in most cases poorly understood, if at all & very individual. ...Read more

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After many similar symptoms of anemia, my labs showed low ferritin 8 but a normal CBC.My doc claims I should have no symptoms with low ferritin??

After many similar symptoms of anemia, my labs showed low ferritin 8 but a normal CBC.My doc claims I should have no symptoms with low ferritin??

Probably iron defici: With low ferritin, you're probably iron deficient. I'd follow with a serum iron, TIBC, and reticulocyte count. Also, I'd like to know the indices (MCH, MCHC, MCV) of your CBC. Also, your RDW. ...Read more

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What can cause raised red cell count but with low iron stores (anemia). White cell count is at lowest end of normal lab value?

Lots of things: First of all, "anemia" and "low iron stores" are two completely different labs. Anyone who rod you otherwise is making a common mistake. In thalassemia minor, red cells are small and their count maybe high despite a mild anemia. Insist on a complete answer. ...Read more

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Dr dx'd anemia after labs showed hgb of 7.5, ferritin less than 1, iron 15-can such low levels be from monthly cycle blood loss?

Anemia: If you have heavy menses, they can cause severe iron deficient anemia. Alternative causes should be considered if this not the case; specifically a gastrointestinal source for the bleeding/ versus iron absorption issues. Iron replacement and tight follow up will be recommended. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin <10. Hematologist ran my blood bc of anemia and never mentioned this lab level. Ldh of 207. I'm exhausted and have no physical stamina?

Not clear: It is not clear what your diagnosis is. Ask the hematologist to tell you your diagnosis(?Anemia) and what is the cause? Anemia does cause fatigue but only if hemoglobin(hb) level is below 10 grams. There are many causes of anemia...Blood loss, blood destruction or lack of production of blood in your bone marrow. The specialist can investigate and tell you what is the cause in your case. ...Read more

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Lab results: hight tibc, normal range iron and saturation. Have been passing mucus and blood(few times in past few months) even without stool. Awaiting colonoscopy. Could my lab results mean anemia?

Depends on your Hemo: Anemia, by definition, means low hemoglobin level. So we need to know your hemoglobin(hb) in order to answer your question. If it is over 12 grams, you do not need to worry about your iron and TIBC etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more