This test is performed to determine your blood group and Rh (Rhesus) type in the following scenarios:
This test measures the strength of your immune system, once diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and subsequently to monitor the response to therapy. People should be tested to create a baseline, when they have been diagnosed and again at 3 to 6 months after being diagnosed, and after starting treatment to monitor the response. For patients that have responded well and do no
This test is used to detect the presence of inflammation that may be caused by conditions such as infections, auto-immune diseases and cancers. It is also used as a marker for specific diseases such as temporal arteritis and rheumatoid arthritis and can be used for diagnosis and monitoring of the response to treatment.
This test is useful to establish some of the causes of anaemia and neuropathy, it also useful to assess the nutritional status and to monitor the response to nutritional supplementation specifically for folate deficiency.
Symptoms of anaemia includes: weakness, tiredness, pale skin and of neuropathy include: tingling or itching sensations, eye twitching and memory loss.
The Vitamin B12 test is useful to establish some of the causes of anaemia and neuropathy. It also useful to assess the nutritional status and to monitor the response to nutritional supplementation specifically for Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Symptoms of anaemia include: weakness, tiredness, pale skin.
Symptoms of neuropathy include: tingling or itching sensations, eye twitching and memory loss.
Haemoglobin level is a useful test as part of a general health screen. It helps to diagnose conditions that may affect the level of the red blood cells in the body, such as anaemia (low level) or polycythaemia (high level).
Subsequently it is also used to monitor the response to treatment of these various conditions.
The iron level test helps to diagnose iron deficiency or iron overload.
This test is usually ordered when the haemoglobin is low on a full blood count investigation or part of a general health screen when there is a suspicion of potential low iron.