In Association With Thyrocare
AreYouHealthy is offering Erythropoietin test at low rate. You don’t even need to visit the lab. A team from Thyrocare to collect the sample will come to your place. As we are already offering this test at minimal possible rates, still if you find this test at a lower price, please let us know, we will try to make it minimise it for you.
What is the erythropoietin test?
The erythropoietin test measures the amount of erythropoietin (EPO) hormone in the blood.
This hormone plays a vital role in making RBCs. EPO is produced by cells in the kidney. And these cells release more EPO when the blood oxygen level is low. The amount of erythropoietin(EPO) released depends upon how low the blood oxygen level is and the capacity of the kidneys to produce erythropoietin. Increased production and release of erythropoietin continues to occur until blood oxygen levels become normal or near normal concentrations, then production falls. In some cases like if a person’s kidneys are damaged and do not make sufficient erythropoietin, then too few RBCs are produced and the person typically becomes anaemic.
How to prepare for the EPO test?
No specific preparation is required for the EPO test. It will be great if the patient talks to the doctor so that the doctor will suggest some special preparation depending upon the patient’s medical condition.
When is it ordered?
An EPO test may be suggested when a person has anaemia that does not appear to be caused by folate deficiency, or vitamin B12 or iron deficiency, etc. It may also be ordered when a complete hemogram or complete blood count shows that a person has an increased number of RBC count, haemoglobin, and hematocrit. The doctor may also suggest this test when he or she suspects that the patient has bone marrow disorder.
How is it used?
An erythropoietin test is used mainly to help diagnose the cause of anaemia. This test can help in identifying candidates for erythropoietin replacement therapy.
Sometimes this test is also used to help diagnose the cause of too many RBCs.
If you’re left with some other questions, please feel free to call us on 7289-87-6363.
FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
NORMAL RANGE: 4.30 – 29