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Anaemia Profile

Anaemia Profile

£99

What is the test for?

Anaemia is a common cause of tiredness. Discover clues in your blood as to why you may be feeling unusually tired or fatigued with this targeted profile. Anaemia is a shortage of red blood cells and/or haemoglobin in your blood. It is a common cause of tiredness as it leads to less oxygen being carried around your body. It can also lead to lack of energy, feeling faint, becoming easily breathless and occasionally to irregular heartbeats. This test is designed to discover clues in your blood as to why you may be feeling unusually tired or fatigued. It will give you information on several common causes of anaemia. It includes tests for iron levels including ferritin (iron stores), a full blood count, vitamin B12.

What's included in the test?

Biomarkers:

Iron is a mineral which is needed for making red blood cells, which transports oxygen in the blood, and which is important for healthy muscles, bone marrow and healthy organ function. Low levels of iron can indicate anaemia whereas high levels can indicate liver disease.

Total Iron Binding Capacity Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) tests are used to determine iron status and its absorption from the gut. They can be helpful for diagnosing Anaemia and iron overload conditions such as Haemochromatosis. Your TIBC may be impaired if you also have existing liver disease.

Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. Total Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC) tests are used to monitor treatments for iron toxicity.

Transferrin Saturation Transferrin is an iron-binding protein that is produced by the liver. It is used to transport iron which transports oxygen in the blood. Transferrin tests are used to determine iron status and can be used to diagnose anaemia.

Ferritin is a blood protein that is used to store iron. Iron is used for the transportation of oxygen in the blood. Ferritin is measured to understand how much iron the body is storing. Ferritin tests are used to help diagnose anaemia and liver disease.

A Full Blood Count (FBC) provides information about the different cells in the blood, these include the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin which carries oxygen to tissues throughout the body whereas white blood cells contribute to the immune system and protect the body from bacteria and viruses. FBC testing is used to screen for disorders like anaemia and for infections.

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) test the rate of sedimentation of red blood cells. it can be used to identify inflammation.

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and nerve health. It can be found in animal products such as poultry, milk and eggs. Vitamin B12 tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.

Folate (Vitamin B9) is a vitamin which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs and is important during pregnancy. It can be found in leafy green vegetables, yeast and citrus fruits. Folate tests are used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.

Turnaround times:

2-5 Working Days


If you require same day results, an extra payment of £20 can ensure you get your results by midnight on the day of testing; this is Subject to availability and turn around times. Please email info@epicarehealth.co.uk or call us on 01793 535041 to enquire.

Note:

This service is only available to the age of 16 and above.


Furthermore, Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.



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