Overview

Hereditary spherocytosis is a disorder of the membrane (the surface) of your red blood cell that causes your red blood cells to be shaped like spheres instead of flat discs. Spherocytosis causes red blood cells tohave difficulty passing through[read article]

Tests for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. A reticulocyte count (also known as a retic count, reticulocyte index, or corrected reticulocyte) is a measurement and p...  More
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An osmotic fragility test is performed to diagnose two hereditary conditions: thalassemia and hereditary spherocytosis. Thalassemia causes your body to make an...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Mean Cell Hemoglobin Concentration Test
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. Th...  More
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Acidified glycerol lysis test
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A haptoglobin test is a blood test that measures your haptoglobin levels. Haptoglobin is a protein that your liver produces. Haptoglobin binds with circulating or f...  More
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Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps facilitate the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is present in many kinds of organ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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Erythrocyte Transfusion
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Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of a specialized machine to emit only a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. Light therapy consists of e...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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Your spleen is a small organ located on the left side of your abdomen, under the rib cage. This organ is part of your immune system and helps to fight infections an...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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FOLIC ACID (FOE lik AS id) is a water-soluble, B complex vitamin. It is in many foods like liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. It is used to treat m...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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FOLIC ACID (FOE lik AS id) is a water-soluble, B complex vitamin. It is in many foods like liver, kidneys, yeast, and leafy, green vegetables. It is used to treat m...  More
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Self Care for Hereditary Spherocytosis

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Supportive Care
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