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What tests will my doctor perform to determine if I have anemia?

What tests will my doctor perform to determine if I have anemia?

CBC : A simple blood test- CBC (complete blood count) is used to check initially for anemia. There are other blood tests that are used to check for different types of anemia. ...Read more

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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


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How do doctors test for anemia?

How do doctors test for anemia?

Laboratory testing: If you symptoms suggest anemia (fatigue, paleness, signs of obvious blood loss), then your doctor will have a blood sample testing for red cell count, iron concentration and related issues such as morphology of the cells to determine the amount of anemia and the possible cause. ...Read more

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How could get my doctor to test me for anemia?

Just ask: you could just ask your doctor. it is only a simple blood work. I will not be surprised if you actually already have the test done. ...Read more

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I'm 40 yrs.Old i've been bleeding with large clots went to see a doctor he took blood test and some clots samples he told me I have anemia a?

I'm 40 yrs.Old i've been bleeding with large clots went to see a doctor he took blood test and some clots samples he told me I have anemia a?

Yes: You will become anemic after prolonged vaginal bleeding this means your hemoglobin is low and you need treatment to stop the bleeding and to increase your hemoglobin. ...Read more

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How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?

Hard to: Answer in 400 characters. First question is was your doc talking rbcs count or hemoglobin ( hgb) or hematocrit ( hct). The evaluation of anemia includes indices of blood production, iron studies, vitamin levels and evidence for blood loss or destruction just to get started. ...Read more

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Can a doctor at a clinic run blood tests for thyroid issues/anemia etc?

Can a doctor at a clinic run blood tests for thyroid issues/anemia etc?

Yes: These tests may be run on-site in larger clinics with a lab. Small labs may do some of the tests for anemia. When not done at the clinic, necessary tests will be sent out to a lab. ...Read more

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Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Ask your doc: This question needs to be asked of the doctor who ordered the tests. Without specific clinical information, the question is impossible for me to answer. ...Read more