Anemia Tests

Our anemia testing provides individual and paneled options for those experiencing symptoms of anemia or looking to establish a baseline before beginning medication. Anemia is a condition defined by a reduced number of healthy blood cells. This lack of red blood cells prevents the body from transporting enough oxygen. While there are a few different causes for anemia, it can be treated. For this reason, Priority Lab Testing offers comprehensive anemia tests to help people reach a diagnosis and find treatment.

Prevent Anemia Complications

Preventing anemia can take on many forms, depending on the source of the condition. Anemia can be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies that can be remedied with a simple dietary change. More serious cases can be a result of cell damage or other underlying conditions, requiring specialized treatment. If left unacknowledged, it can cause arrhythmia, pregnancy complications and severe weakness. However, online anemia tests can give you greater power over your general health by identifying the condition early–preventing such health complications from surfacing later in life.

Signs You Need Anemia Testing

While it might be surprising to some, anemia is quite common. According to the Cleveland Health Clinic, anemia is experienced by about 30% of the world’s population. Pregnant women, older adults, infants and those who use blood thinners (such as aspirin) are the most at risk for developing this condition. Symptoms of anemia to watch out for include, but are not limited to:

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Cold hands and/or feet
  • Pale skin
  • Chest pain
  • Poor appetite
  • Significant fatigue.

Without official testing, anemia can be misdiagnosed and continue untreated. If you should be experiencing any of these signs or are considered at-risk, anemia testing is the best option to get to the bottom of unpleasant symptoms.