Formal Name: Hemosiderin Also known as urinary hemosiderin detection. What is this test? This test is to detect hemosiderin in the urine. Hemosiderin is a pigment that forms when hemoglobin breaks down. This test is helpful for evaluating and managing disorders that involve the destruction of RBCs (red blood cells). The test may also […]
Formal Name: CD4 Lymphocyte Count; CD4 Percent. Also known as T4 Count, T-helper Cells. What is CD4 Count Test? We all may have heard the name of CD4 cells. They are familiar to us by different names, however. We generally know them as T-lymphocytes or T-cells that play a very important role in the functionality […]
Formal Name: Platelet Count What is platelets test? Platelets are the cell fragments circulating the bloodstream of our body that binds together any damaged blood vessels by clotting the nearby blood at the opening. It is a test that determines the number of platelets present in the blood of a person’s body using a sample […]
Formal name: Hemoglobin S Evaluation What is Sickling test? The sickle cell test is a simple blood test. Sickling test determines whether you have a sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of RBC disorders inherited genetically. People suffering from the disease has misshaped red blood cells. Instead […]
Formal Name: ABO Group and Rh Type What is Rhesus factor tested? Rhesus factor is a characteristic of an individual’s blood. Rh factor is present on the surface of the red blood cells (RBCs). This is a protein chain. If your blood contains the factor, then you are Rh positive. If there is no protein in the RBCs’ surface, you are Rh negative. Rh factor is determined by your ancestry lineage, meaning the factor is passed from parents to their children via genes. Rhesus factor is also important if there are any abnormalities after transfusion of blood.