Erythropoietin Blood Test- Walk-In Lab, LLC


Useful in measuring the amount of the hormone EPO in the blood. 

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Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone that is produced mainly by the kidneys and plays a key part in the manufacturing of red blood cells.  If a person’s kidneys are impaired and do not produce ample erythropoietin, then not enough RBCs are produced and a person will generally become anemic.  However, if too much EPO is produced it could lead to evidence of polycythemia or potentially a kidney tumor.