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Anaemia

Patient UK

Anaemia means that you have fewer red blood cells than normal or you have less haemoglobin than normal in each red blood cell. In either case, a reduced amount of oxygen is carried around in the bloodstream.

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Anaemia, B12 and Folate deficiency

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Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia or folate deficiency anaemia develops when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. The main symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency or folat...

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Anaemia, iron deficiency

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Anaemia is a condition where the amount of haemoglobin in the blood is below the normal level, or there are fewer red blood cells than normal. There are several different types of anaemia and each one has a different cause, although iron defic...

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Anaemia, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency

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Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. This topic focuses on anaemia caused by a lack of vit...

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Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT)

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Also Known As: DAT; Direct Coombs Test; Direct Anti-human Globulin Test To help diagnose the cause of haemolytic anaemia as caused by autoimmune disease or induced by drugs; to investigate a transfusion reaction; to diagnose haemolyti...

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Erythropoietin (EPO) test

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Erythropoietin is not a routine test. It is requested mainly to help distinguish between different types of polycythaemia or anaemia and to find out whether the amount of erythropoietin being produced is appropriate for the level of anaemia present. ...

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Folic Acid Deficiency Anaemia

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A lack of folic acid (folate) is one cause of anaemia. The usual cause is not eating enough foods which contain folic acid. It is treated easily by taking folic acid tablets. Pregnant women should also take extra folic acid to help prevent spina bifi...

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Haemoglobin (Hb) test

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The test is used to: detect and measure the severity of anaemia (too few red blood cells) or polycythaemia (too many red blood cells) monitor the response to treatment, and help make decisions about blood transfusio...

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Haptoglobin test

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Also known as: HPT, Haemoglobin-binding Protein, Hp Haptoglobin testing is used mainly to help diagnose and monitor haemolytic anaemia and to distinguish it from anaemia due to other causes; however, it cannot be used to diagnose the ...

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Iron-deficiency Anaemia

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Anaemia is commonly caused by a lack of iron. The most common cause of lack of iron in the UK is heavy menstrual periods. There are many other causes. Bleeding into the gut is a common cause in older people. Tests may be advised to find the cause of ...

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PCV test

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Also known as: Packed cell volume; haematocrit The test may be requested if your doctor suspects that you have anaemia (too few red blood cells), polycythaemia (too many red blood cells), or dehydration.

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Reticulocyte Count

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Also known as: Retic Count; Reticulocyte Index; Corrected Reticulocyte To help evaluate the bone marrow's ability to produce red blood cells (RBCs) and to help distinguish between anaemia related to blood loss or destruction and anaemi...

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Sickle cell anaemia

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Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect the red blood cells. The most serious type is called sickle cell anaemia. Sickle cell disease mainly affects people of African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Eastern Medi...

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Soluble Transferrin Receptor test

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Also known as: sTfR; Transferrin Receptor; TfR; Serum Transferrin Receptors The soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) blood test is primarily requested to help distinguish between anaemia that is caused by iron deficiency and anaemia tha...

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Vitamin B12 and Folate (or Folic Acid) test

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Also known as: Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin; Folic Acid; RBC folate The test is used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia or neuropathy (nerve damage), to evaluate nutritional status in some patients, to monitor effectiveness of treatment...

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anaemia

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A lack of vitamin B12 (B12 deficiency) is one cause of anaemia. Pernicious anaemia is a condition where vitamin B12 cannot be absorbed into your body. It is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency in the UK. Vitamin B12 deficiency is easily t...

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