Fructosamine is formed when glucose combines with protein. A fructosamine test measures the level in the blood to help people with diabetes monitor and control their blood glucose levels when the A1c test cannot be used and/or a shorter-term monitoring window is desired.
Describes how the fibrinogen test is used as part of an investigation of a possible bleeding disorder or blood clot, when a fibrinogen test is ordered, and what the results of a fibrinogen test might mean
Factor V Leiden mutation and PT 20210 mutation tests determine whether you have inherited a gene mutation that increases your risk of developing a harmful blood clot, including a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone made by the kidneys that plays a key role in production of red blood cells. An EPO test can help diagnose the cause of anemia or help identify people who need EPO replacement therapy.
The main electrolytes in your body are sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate. An electrolyte panel and anion gap help investigate conditions that cause electrolyte imbalances such as dehydration, kidney disease, lung diseases, or heart conditions.