Anemia Package
Fasting Required: Yes - 10 to 12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Results:: 5-7 Business Days

Tests Included:

Complete Blood Count(CBC's): Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. It is actually a panel of tests that examines different parts of the blood.

Hemoglobin : Evaluate anemia, blood loss, hemolysis, polycythemia, and response to treatment.

Ferritin: Composed of iron and protein, Ferritin is a storehouse for iron in the body. Measurement provides an accurate picture of how much iron you have available in reserve. It is used to evaluate anemia and for diagnosing iron deficiency. Low Ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Ferritin is high with inflammation, infection, liver disease, iron overload, certain amends and certain cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).

Transferrin: Blood levels are used to evaluate anemia and deficiency. High transferrin levels are found in iron deficiency, pregnancy, and in those taking birth control pills. It is low in liver disease, kidney disease, cancer, chronic inflammation, hereditary transferrin deficiency, or when there are excessive amounts of iron in the body.

CMP-14: A frequently ordered group of 14 laboratory tests that gives important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins.

Iron w/TIBC: Serum iron level - measures the level of iron in the liquid part of your blood.
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) - measures the amount of transferrin, a blood protein that transports iron from the gut to the cells that use it. Your body makes transferrin in relationship to your need for iron; when iron stores are low, transferrin levels increase, while transferrin is low when there is too much iron. Usually about one third of the transferrin is being used to transport iron. Because of this, your blood serum has considerable extra iron-binding capacity, which is the Unsaturated Iron Biding Capacity (UIBC). The TIBC equals UIBC plus the serum iron measurement. Some laboratories measure UIBC, some measure TIBC, and some measure transferrin.

Vit B12: To help diagnose the cause of anemia or neuropathy (nerve damage), to evaluate nutritional status in some patients, to monitor effectiveness of treatment for B12 or folate deficiency. B12 and folate are primarily ordered to help diagnose the cause of macrocytic anemia.

Folic Acid: Detect folate deficiency, monitor therapy. Usually measured with red cell folates and vitamin B12 levels. Measurement of both serum and red cell folate levels constitutes a reliable means of determining the existence of folate deficiency. These tests are recommended for those with anemia. B12 and folate are primarily ordered to help diagnose the cause of macrocytic anemia.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.