Anemia and Fatigue
SmarTest Labs offers anemia and fatigue related tests. Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. Having anemia can make you feel tired and weak.
There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can range from mild to severe.
Anemia & Fatigue Panel
Humans have four blood types: A, B, AB, and O. Each of those types also may or may not carry an ‘Rh’ factor. Those with an Rh factor are Rh-positive; those without are Rh-negative.
- This test will provide you with information on your blood type. It includes a test for blood groups with indicators of positive or negative blood group.
- A complete Blood count test will provide you with a balance of the red, white, and platelet count in your blood. The count will provide indicators of potential infections.
Fatigue can be caused by anemia or by chronic diseases including Lyme Disease, Epstein Barr virus, Mononucleosis or an under-active thyroid gland. This panel check for each of these conditions.
Blood Type & Blood Count
This test will evaluate the various blood counts in your body for e.g. white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and blood counts. This test is used frequently by physicians in your normal physical tests to evaluate your physical well being and if there is any potential of disease or infection.
Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), and Ferritin
Anemia is a common cause of fatigue. A total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test measures the blood’s ability to attach itself to iron and transport it around the body. A transferrin test is similar. If you have iron deficiency (a lack of iron in your blood), your iron level will be low but your TIBC will be high.This test helps determine if anemia is caused by bleeding (GI tract or mensuration) or due to other Causes