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How to Book a Hemoglobin Test in Mumbai?
What is the Haemoglobin test used for?
The Haemoglobin test requires a sample of your blood to determine Haemoglobin levels. Sometimes, testing for Haemoglobin takes place as a part of a complete blood count (CBC). A CBC test also measures other essential components of your blood, such as white blood cells and platelets. Any abnormality in levels of these cells could indicate an underlying condition or blood disorder.
- A parent or another family member suffers from a blood disorder, such as sickle cell disease.
- There is an infection in your body.
- Your diet lacks iron.
- A traumatic injury or surgery caused you to lose plenty of blood.
- Your pregnancy causes some abnormalities as well.
- You may have another medical condition that affects Haemoglobin levels.
What is included in the Haemoglobin test?
A Haemoglobin test aims to check the Haemoglobin level in your blood. The Haemoglobin test generally provides three results, including:
- Haemoglobin levels are within normal limits
- They may be over the normal range, or
- They may be below the normal range
Please review the following list of common symptoms of high and low Haemoglobin levels.
Low Haemoglobin levels are also called anaemi The cause of anaemia can be diverse, with a wide range of symptoms. Common anaemia symptoms can include:
- Paleness of palm, skin and internal eyelids
- breathing difficulties
- irregular or rapid heartbeat
- discomfort or pain in the chest
- Generalised weakness
- Feeling tired after physical activity
Polycythemia refers to high Haemoglobin levels. The condition occurs when there is increased levels of Haemoglobin than the normal with or without an increase in the number of red blood cells
The following symptoms are associated with high Haemoglobin levels:
- An itchy feeling
- easily getting bruised or bleeding
- excessively sweating
- Painful swelling of joints
- Unusual weight loss
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
- Leading to a reddish or purple hue to the skin
Procedure for a Haemoglobin test
An assessment of Haemoglobin level involves using a sample of your blood. This sample will then be stored in the vial to be examined later in the lab.
How to prepare for the Haemoglobin Test?
Getting a Haemoglobin test does not require any special preparation. If your doctor has also ordered other blood tests, you may need to fast before the test. You will be informed of any special instructions by your healthcare provider. However, we suggest that you drink plenty of water.
Things to consider after the Haemoglobin Test is complete!
Following your test, you can continue with your normal activities. During the first 24 hours after your blood is collected, you should avoid lifting heavy items with the arm used to take your blood sample.
Afterwards, your doctor will review the Haemoglobin test results with you. Depending on the results, the doctor may recommend additional tests. Treatment will depend on the underlying condition. Talk to your doctor about the possible treatment options. Those undergoing treatment for a blood disorder may have to undergo regular Haemoglobin tests.
What types of infection can the Haemoglobin Test detect?
Testing your Haemoglobin level is often done to determine whether you have anaemia, a condition characterised by low Haemoglobin levels and/or red blood cell count. Anaemia prevents your cells from receiving enough oxygen. In addition to Haemoglobin tests, other tests may also be performed, such as:
- Hematocrit, an indicator of the red blood cell count in your body
- Complete blood count, indicating how many and what type of cells your blood contains.
How much does the Haemoglobin Test cost?
Usually, Haemoglobin tests are part of a complete blood count. The location and cost of where blood is collected affect the price of your blood test. Your provider will also charge you for the laboratory that receives your blood sample. Consult your doctor or insurance provider about the expected costs, including copays or deductibles. The general range for this test is around rupee 100-300
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for the Haemoglobin Test?
You can expect to get the results for the Haemoglobin test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in some cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal Haemoglobin Test results indicate?
A high level of any one of your levels may not necessarily indicate a medical problem. Moreover, if you live at a high altitude, your Haemoglobin level may be higher than usual. Your doctor will be able to tell you more about the test results.
Several factors can cause your Haemoglobin levels to be outside the normal range. An elevated Haemoglobin level can be a sign of:
- Lung disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Polycythemia vera, a condition in which the bone marrow produces too many red blood cells. Patients may experience headaches and fatigue as a result.
Haemoglobin levels below normal may be a sign of:
- An iron deficiency
- A disease of the liver
- Cancer and other diseases
Disclaimer: Consult your doctor for interpretation of test results.
Is the Haemoglobin Test a definitive test?
One of the most common tests performed in medical assessments is the Haemoglobin test. It is regularly performed and relied upon in various health care settings.
No test is 100% accurate. Since the Haemoglobin result can be affected by factors that do not necessarily indicate a health problem. In some cases, test results may not accurately reflect healthy Haemoglobin levels such as in pregnant women, dehydrated individuals, and those who live in high altitudes.
How to read the Haemoglobin Test report?
For men, Haemoglobin levels below 13 g/dL are considered low. For women, Haemoglobin levels below 12 g/dL constitute low Haemoglobin levels, if not pregnant.
Depending on the circumstances, the threshold may change. Be sure to check your lab’s reference range, as it can also differ depending on the lab. Children may also differ in these levels according to their age, particularly in infants under six months of age. Below is the healthy range for Haemoglobin levels according to age:
- Infants – 11-18
- Young Children- 11.5- 16.5
- Adult Males- 13- 16.5
- Adult Females(pregnant)- 11-16
- Adult Females(not pregnant)- 12-16
Why book a Haemoglobin Test?
- Symptoms of anaemia, such as dizziness, fatigue, pale skin, and cold hands and feet
- Having a history of thalassemia, sickle cell anaemia, or other inherited blood disorder
- Having a diet lacking in iron and minerals
- A long-term infection
- An injury or surgery that caused you to lose a significant amount of blood
If you have any of these conditions, you should consult a doctor on this subject as a preventive measure.
Haemoglobin Test at home – how does it work?
The Haemoglobin Test is just like any other blood test. A lab technician visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The lab technician first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein. They take blood into vials according to the requirements. The lab technician then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with Haemoglobin Test?
The risks associated with a blood test are very slim. Occasionally, you may experience a slight bruising or pain where the needle punctured your skin; however, these symptoms will subside within a few hours. It is possible to get an infection, especially if the area where the needle penetrated becomes exposed or dirty before the skin has healed.
What can affect the results of the Haemoglobin Test?
While there are a few factors like age, menstrual cycle, e.t.c. that influence Haemoglobin levels. If you have abnormal levels, it does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. A few factors that can affect the results are diet, activity level, medication, and a woman’s menstrual cycle. Furthermore, if you live in an area with a high altitude, your Haemoglobin level may be higher than usual. Consult your physician for a more detailed explanation of your results.
Why Book the Hemoglobin Test?
- A protein known as Hemoglobin is naturally produced by our bone marrow which performs the major task of carrying oxygen to other vital organs and tissues of the body including lungs, kidneys, and heart.
- Additionally, hemoglobin helps in the transportation of carbon dioxide from tissues and organs to the lungs. In order to monitor and analyze the hemoglobin levels in the blood, the doctors suggest the hemoglobin test.
- In case your body shows apparent symptoms, it might reflect abnormal hemoglobin levels. Note, if you live at a higher altitude, the results may show a higher range.
- Some symptoms include dizziness, fatigue, pale skin, and cold hands and feet. In case you're going through any such symptoms, get yourself tested.
- Also, having an injury, a long-term infection or a history of inherited blood disorders can lead to abnormal hemoglobin levels.
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What does the Hemoglobin Test Measure?
- A hemoglobin test is a simple test conducted for measuring the levels of hemoglobin in the blood. The bone marrow in the body produces a protein known as Hemoglobin.
- There are several important tasks that this protein performs, which otherwise will degrade the quality of life. This test is mainly suggested in case your body experiences apparent symptoms or as a part of a Complete Blood Count test.
What Preparation is Needed for the Hemoglobin Test?
- There is no preparation needed for the Hemoglobin test as such. A crucial point is to inform your doctor about any of the medical disorders you might have suffered in the past.
- In case you're onto some medications, including the vitamins, it is recommended that you draw their attention towards it.
What Happens to Your Test Sample?
What do Abnormal Results Indicate?
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Mumbai?
Yes, you can easily avail of sample collection for various tests at home. MFine makes it easier since within a single click you can book a slot for a test without going anywhere. Your test results will be available online for download within the mentioned time period.
What is the cost of the Hemoglobin Test in Mumbai?
The cost of tests depends upon different laboratories and the infrastructure used by the laboratories. Different cities have varied prices for similar tests. The charges for this test in Mumbai generally range from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/-.
I stay in Kolkata. Can I book a Hemoglobin test for my grandfather staying in Mumbai?
Yes, you can easily book a Hemoglobin test for your relatives and old family members living in distant places through MFine.
How can I reschedule my appointment for a Hemoglobin test sample?
You can easily reschedule the appointment for a Hemoglobin test via MFine. The app has an option to reschedule the sample collection date and time.
Is the lab technician coming for a Hemoglobin test sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety throughout by wearing a mask and using sanitizer and gloves during sample collection.
When is a Hemoglobin test recommended?
A doctor recommends a hemoglobin test as a part of a complete blood count test. Also, in case your body shows apparent symptoms, the hemoglobin test is recommended.
Is a prescription required to book a Hemoglobin Test?
No, generally it is not required to take a prescription from a doctor to book a Hemoglobin test. However, we still recommend consulting a doctor to analyze the condition and then proceed with the test.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines if required based on the results.
Is the Hemoglobin test definitive?
No, Hemoglobin is not a definitive test. There are several other tests that are suggested to detect the abnormalities.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the Hemoglobin test?
The doctor might prescribe the Complete Blood Count along with the Hemoglobin test for detailed examination. Besides these, your doctor might recommend other general tests in accordance with your age.
What diseases can be detected through the Hemoglobin Test?
Primarily, anemia is detected through the hemoglobin test. This is a condition where the body has fewer red blood cells than the normal range.
How can I download my Hemoglobin test report?
- Log in to MFine
- Go to your profile
- Click Attachment and Reports
- Click Lab Report and download the same
Are there any discount offers running on the Hemoglobin test in Mumbai?
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on the Hemoglobin test through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.