It is necessary to go with an empty stomach for the extraction of blood. No previous appointment is necessary, the extractions are made from 8:00am – 10:30am from Monday to Friday (children under 5 years old, please consult in advance).
The results are delivered within 48 hours.
Weakness when practicing a sport?, tiredness and lack of energy?, shortness of breath and tachycardia?, these symptoms may indicate that the amount of red blood cells is reduced and therefore the oxygenation of the tissues is compromised. At first the anemia may be mild and go unnoticed, but as the severity increases the symptoms worsen.
In this analysis, the following values are determined:
- Hemogram. This is a fundamental biochemical test to determine your levels of red blood cells, platelets, neutrophils, etc., in addition to the leukocyte formula.
- Iron (sideremia). Measures the total levels of iron in the blood.
- Ferritin. This protein is responsible for storing the iron extracted from the food we eat. If we eat too little iron-rich food, our body begins to consume reserves of ferritin. If the reserves are depleted, this is what causes anemia.
- Transferrin. It is another fundamental protein responsible for transporting iron in the blood plasma.
- Transferrin saturation and total saturation of Transferrin (TIBC). It calculates the percentage of transferrin that is saturated with iron.
- Vitamin B12. This vitamin is responsible for metabolizing proteins. If you suffer a deficit it could trigger anemia, loss of balance or drowsiness.
- Vitamin B9/folic acid/folate. Low levels of this vitamin can cause megaloblastic anemia.
A study of the anemia allows to know the amount of red blood cells in the blood and if their oxygen transport is effective.