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Glycophorin A

Overview brief

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
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of blood.
  • Paleness

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,

  • Blood samples.

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.

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