Anemia is a condition that occurs when the number of red blood cells (RBCs) and/or the amount of hemoglobin found in the red blood cells drops below normal. Red blood cells and the hemoglobin contained within them are necessary for the transport and delivery of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Without a sufficient supply of oxygen, many tissues and organs throughout the body can be adversely affected. This is a value-priced blood test panel that includes the following:
- Complete Blood Count with platelets and differential
- Complete metabolic panel (CMP)
- Vitamin B12
- Reticulyte Count
Expect results in 1-3 days.
Preparation: You should fast for 8 hours prior to your blood draw.