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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more