Anemia Profile (Advanced)
- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
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.Includes: Complete Blood Count / CBC (includes Differential and Platelets):
WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet Count, MPV and Differential (Absolute and Percent - Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils)
Folate (Folic Acid)
Iron, Serum w/ TIBC:
Total Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, % Saturation (calculated)
Specimens should be collected in the morning from patients in a fasting state, since iron values decrease by 30% during the course of the day and there can be significant interference from lipemia. In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (ie, > 5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least eight hours after the last biotin administration. Folate assays of samples from patients receiving therapy with certain pharmaceuticals (eg, methotrexate or leucovorin), are contraindicated because of the cross-reactivity of folate binding protein with these compounds.
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