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  • Disease

    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

    Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with...

  • Disease

    Immune hemolytic anemia

    Antigens are large molecules (usually proteins) on the surface of cells, viruses, fungi, bacteria, and some non-living substances such as toxins, chemicals, drugs, and foreign particles. The immune system recognizes antigens and produces antibodies that destroy substances containing antigens.

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to the body’s tissues. Red blood cells...

  • Test

    Immunoelectrophoresis - urine

    The female and male urinary tracts are relatively the same except for the length of the urethra.

    Urine immunoelectrophoresis is a laboratory test that measures immunoglobulins in a urine sample. Immunoglobulins are that function as , which fight...

  • Special Topic

    Intrinsic factor

    Intrinsic factor is a protein that helps your intestines absorb vitamin B12. It is made by cells in the stomach lining.

  • Disease

    Iron deficiency anemia

    Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are many types of...