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anemia test edinburgh iron deficiency

Anemia Test

Our anemia test will assess a broad variety of bio-markers to show a complete overview of your anemia status and general health.


WHO estimates that 40% of children 6–59 months of age, 37% of pregnant women, and 30% of women 15-49 years of age worldwide are anemic.


Haemoglobin is needed to carry oxygen and if you have too few or abnormal red blood cells, or not enough haemoglobin, there will be a decreased capacity of the blood to carry oxygen to the body’s tissues.


If your red blood cells are smaller than normal, that means you don’t have enough haemoglobin and so you might suffer from microcytic anemia. However, if you have a normal size but not enough red cells to meet your body’s needs your anemia will be defined as normocytic.


Macrocytic anemia happens when your bone marrow makes red blood cells that are larger than normal. This results in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, dizziness and shortness of breath, among others.


Genetic conditions, chronic diseases, inflammation, alongside iron deficiency, folate, vitamins B12 and vitamin A deficiencies are important causes of anemia.


As your anemia status might affect the normal functionality of your body, we included some of the markers of our anemia test in: 



What do we measure?


  • Full Blood Count: Haemoglobin Haematocrit, Mean Cell Haemoglobin, Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC), Red Blood Cell Mean Cell Volume (MCV), Red Blood Cell Count, Basophil Count, Lymphocyte Count, Eosinophil Count, Monocyte Count, Neutrophil Count
  • Iron StatusIron, Ferritin, Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC), Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation

  • Infection & InflammationHigh Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP)

  • Nutritional HealthFolic Acid, Vitamin B12


How does it work?


Buy your test and we will contact you to book the appointment for sample collection.


How much does it cost?



This fee includes a 1-hour session with our Nutritional Consultant, Dr Gregorio Torchia to discuss the results and to offer you general dietary recommendations.

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