Patient Comments: Erythropoietin - Testing

Question:

Why were your erythropoietin levels tested? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Empower, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

My erythropoietin test results were 76.9. don’t know if I should be worried. I've been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Comment from: Ron B, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 19

No, my erythropoietin levels were not tested. My soon to be former hematologist refuses this treatment even though I have been anemic for 10 years and had many transfusions. He insists because I am not in renal failure, that cannot be the problem.

QUESTION

The only purpose of the kidneys is to filter blood. See Answer