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How do they test for iron deficiency anemia?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: A simple blood test

The body uses iron to help build blood cells.
Iron-deficiency anemia, which is a low blood count caused by being low on iron, is easily detected by a simple blood count, and then confirmed by measuring the iron level.

In brief: A simple blood test

The body uses iron to help build blood cells.
Iron-deficiency anemia, which is a low blood count caused by being low on iron, is easily detected by a simple blood count, and then confirmed by measuring the iron level.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Blood test

blood test: complete blood count, iron levels, ferritin

In brief: Blood test

blood test: complete blood count, iron levels, ferritin
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