What is Erythropoietin?
Erythropoietin (EPO), a glycoprotein hormone, is produced by the kidney and in small amounts, by the liver. EPO is a primary regulator of erythropoiesis and plays a major role to protect RBC from destruction. EPO test helps to diagnose various conditions such as anemia and polycythemia. This assay also aids in the prediction and monitoring of response to recombinant EPO treatment in people with anemia. Patients affected with secondary polycythemia (a condition in which number of RBCs increases) has elevated EPO level. Whereas deficiency of EPO is seen in chronic kidney failure, chronic anemia, or polycythemia vera. Book this test and get Free Sample Collection at Home at an affordable price.
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