The anemia check - gold package helps to identify the exact cause of anemia. This panel comprises various tests which help to screen and detect the cause of anemia.
The anemia check - gold package is done:
• To screen for anemia
• To detect the cause of anemia
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What is anemia?
A condition in which the body lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the tissues of the body.
What are the types of anemia?
The main types of anemia include aplastic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and vitamin deficiency anemia.
What are the signs and symptoms of anemia?
The signs and symptoms of anemia include weakness, fatigue, pale or yellowish skin, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or lightheadedness, cold hands and feet, headaches, etc.
What are the causes of anemia?
Anemia occurs when the body is not producing enough red blood cells or there is heavy bleeding due to surgery or accident, or the body is destroying red cells by itself.