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Erythropoietin

This is an important test used to distinguish the type of polycthemia or anaemia.

Venous blood
1 tests included
6 days turnaround

£100.00

£89.00

About Erythropoietin

What is erythropoietin?

Erythropoietin (EPO) (also known as haematopoietin) is a hormone produced and released by the kidneys. It encourages red blood cell (RBC) production from the bone marrow and is released at low oxygen levels (hypoxia). Elevated or reduced levels of EPO in the blood may indicate certain medical conditions. Elevated EPO levels are associated with a kidney tumour or increased RBC production (polycythemia), whilst reduced levels are associated with anaemia. EPO is also abused as a performance-enhancing drug which can cause higher EPO levels.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of EPO in the blood and can be used to distinguish the type of polycythemia or anaemia.

 

What's tested

Hormone

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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