Glycophorin A is a type of test conducted to determine various anaemic disorders.
What is Glycophorin A?
Glycophorin A is a membranous substance covering the outer layer of the erythrocytes.
Glycophorin A test is an easy test that can determine the type of anaemic disorder the patient is suffering from.
Why is Glycophorin A suggested?
Glycophorin A is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms,
- Loss of weight
- Loss of blood.
How is Glycophorin A test performed?
The Glycophorin A Test is performed by,
- The blood samples are collected from the patient and sent to the lab for testing. (1)
Glycophorin A tests provide perfect results.
What are the parameters measured in Glycophorin A?
The parameters measured in Glycophorin A are,
- The amount of Glycophorin A in the blood is measured.
- Their reaction is also measured to determine anaemia.
Preparation before performing Glycophorin A
Before the Glycophorin A test the patients should,
- Inform about the previous medical history in the family to the doctors.
- Avoid taking medications before the test.
Post-care after Glycophorin A
Post-care after Glycophorin A testing is,
- The patient can leave immediately after the blood test. No extra care required.
Sample types in Glycophorin A
The sample types in Glycophorin A are,
Side effects of Glycophorin A test
Common Side effects of Glycophorin A tests are,
- The blood test has no known side effects.
- A mild pain will be felt during piercing.