Erythropoietin Test


About Erythropoietin Test

AreYouHealthy is offering an Erythropoietin test at a low price. You don’t even need to visit the lab. A medical expert from Thyrocare will visit your residence to take the blood samples and then submit it to the diagnostic laboratory for further analysis and test results. We know health is the foremost priority of every individual person’s life; that is why we always try to provide our health packages at the lowest possible price rates. A person can book an erythropoietin test for their family members as well, and this may allow them to avail some extra discounts.

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 generated by the 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 develop erythropoietin. Increased production and release of erythropoietin continues to occur until blood oxygen levels become average 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 unique practice 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. Also, it can also help in bone marrow disorder or a condition that may be generating too much red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. 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.

Bonus Tip To Know More About Erythropoietin Test

If a person is facing the issue of anaemia because of the folate, iron deficiency or even because of vitamin B12, then this issue of anaemia may endure even when there is more than sufficient amounts of erythropoietin being generated in the body. The RBCs (red blood cells) that are generated in these insufficiencies may not be that much adequate in shape or even in size or the amount of haemoglobin content. If an individual person is facing the problem of generating the varying amount of haemoglobin, this situation may also transpire with thalassemia, or in fact, it can be because of a bone marrow disorder. In such cases, a piece of doctor advice must be required as a therapy for erythropoietin replacement might not provide that many benefits to resolving the persisting issue of anaemia.
People who are chronic smokers, a lady who is pregnant or a person who is going through persisting lung disease, in fact, people who are living in the high altitudes/hilly regions may face a high level of erythropoietin.

If you’re left with some other questions on the erythropoietin test, please feel free to call us on 7289-87-6363.

Serum Erythropoietin Test Description

  • UNITS: mIU/mL
  • VOLUME: 1ml
  • NORMAL RANGE: 4.30 – 29