8) Anemia Blood Testing

 8) Anemia Blood Testing



Testing – How Valuable Is It? 


VERY Valuable!


There are some types of Testing, which I believe to be very valuable – both in IBD disease management, and in IBD disease diagnosis, and I will go over those types of tests here, and will share with you which tests I’ve done  and why.


These tests are:


1) Genetic Risk, Carrier Risk, Drug Response Testing


2) Inflammation Panel


3) B12 Blood Status Panel Test



4) Chemistry Panel and CBC



5) Food Safe Allergy Test


6) Gluten Blood Test 


7)  Celiac Disease Antibody Screening Test



 8) Anemia Blood Testing



8) Anemia Blood Testing

( very important in IBD, should be done every 3-4 months)


This Anemia test is especially important because IBD often times results in anemia due to malabsorption of nutrients, Vitamin B12 problems, and of course bleeding as well, as we have covered in many Updates.


Anemia occurs when you have less than the normal number of red blood cells in your blood or when the red blood cells in your blood don’t have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that gives the red color to your blood. Its main job is to carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body.


If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to all the parts of your body. Without oxygen, your organs and tissues cannot work as well as they should.


More than 3 million people in the United States have anemia. Women and people with chronic disease are at the greatest risk for anemia.


Since there are many types and causes of anemia, Life Extension has created a panel to look at the most frequent causes: Iron deficiency, B12 deficiency, and the bone marrow’s ability to produce red blood cells.


The Anemia Panel contains the following:

  • Chemistry Profile (complete metabolic panel with lipids)

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

  • Ferritin

  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)

  • Vitamin B12

  • Folate

  • Reticulocyte Count


 8) Anemia Blood Testing



Click here to find out about the Anemia Test


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