Both men and women had a different body with different symptoms, the blood tests also seem of different importance for hair transplant for both men and women:
Men Hair Loss Condition:
Men facing hair loss related problems do not always require blood tests, but for them, the cholesterol level test is necessary which shows the lipid abnormalities available in the patient. Along with this, it is always safer to have a basic test like blood counts (CBC), thyroid (TSH), iron status, vitamin B12 to persist a safe hair transplant.
Women Hair Loss Condition
In the case of women’s hair transplant, a blood test is always necessary in any situation, this is because women’s hair transplant contains more complexities than man hair transplants. All the tests like blood counts (CBC) thyroid (TSH) Iron test and hormones from the adrenal gland (DHEAS) Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is necessary.
Blood Test in Different Hair Loss Patterns Before Hair Transplant
Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)
The patients who want hair transplant having Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) are compulsory required blood tests like hemoglobin level test, iron, thyroid, B12, vitamin D. The process of hair transplant proceeds with the results of the reports and the consultation of the doctor.
Alopecia Areata (AA)
Patients having Alopecia Areata have to specifically opt for a blood test to check the possibilities of the thyroid, because many times thyroid is the only reason for hair loss if the reports are normal than hair transplant is necessary, and most of all it is safe.
Scarring (cicatricial) Alopecia
It is important to have blood tests like iron, thyroid, B12, vitamin D to the person who is suffering from scarring alopecia, thyroid test is the most important test in this hair loss problem before having a hair transplant. If thyroid report emerges normally than several other tests like ANA, Zinc, ESR are also taken into consideration before opting for the hair transplant process.