Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells and/or hemoglobin. The most common type of anemia is iron deficiency anemia. The Anemia Profile measures the level of anemic-related blood chemistries.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential : (Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes)
Iron, Serum w/TIBC: Percent of saturation; serum iron; total iron binding capacity; unsaturated iron binding capacity
Folic acid, serum
Vitamin B12, serum
Fasting specimen preferred; must draw before Schilling test, transfusions or B12 therapy is started.
This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample. Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.