Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. Having anemia, also referred to as low hemoglobin, can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause.
Antenatal Blood tests helps to make your pregnancy safe, check and assess the development and wellbeing of you and your baby and screens for particular conditions.
There are various reasons you may want to know your blood group. For example, you may want to know what type of blood you can receive if you ever needed a blood transfusion– If you had group A blood, you can receive group A and O blood; If you had group B blood, you can receive group B and O blood; If you had group AB blood, you can receive groups A,B,AB and O blood; If you had group O blood, you can only receive group O blood.
Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) is a stable complex of carbon monoxide that forms in red blood cells when carbon monoxide is inhaled. COHb should be measured if carbon monoxide or methylene chloride poisoning is suspected. COHb is also useful in monitoring the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Coagulation tests measure your blood's ability to clot, and how long it takes to clot. Testing can help your doctor assess your risk of excessive bleeding or developing clots (thrombosis) somewhere in your blood vessels. Coagulation tests are similar to most blood tests. Side effects and risks are minimal.
A D-dimer test looks for D-dimer in blood. D-dimer is a protein fragment (small piece) that's made when a blood clot dissolves in your body.
A Full blood count, also known as a complete blood count, is a set of medical laboratory tests that provide information about the cells in a person's blood. The FBC indicates the counts of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets, the concentration of hemoglobin, and the hematocrit.
Hematology tests include tests on the blood, blood proteins and blood-producing organs. These tests can evaluate a variety of blood conditions including infection, anemia, inflammation, hemophilia, blood-clotting disorders, leukemia and the body's response to chemotherapy treatments.
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body's organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs.
An MCV blood test measures the average size of your red blood cells, also known as erythrocytes. Red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to every cell in your body. Your cells need oxygen to grow, reproduce, and stay healthy.
Undercarboxylated prothrombin (PIVKA-II) provides a functional marker used alongside vitamin K1 as a marker of vitamin K status. It is also raised in the presence of vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin or rodenticide superwarfarins e.g. difenacoum and can be raised in liver disease.