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How to book an MCHC Blood test in Noida?
What is MCHC blood test used for?
An MCHC blood test is frequently part of the CBC test and is generally performed as a routine health checkup. MCHC test is performed to diagnose and monitor the progress of disorders that affect the concentration of hemoglobin like iron deficiency anemia, inflammatory disorders, thalassemia, hemolytic anemia, and spherocytosis.
What is included in MCHC blood test?
The MCHC blood test measures the following parameters-
Hemoglobin test– measures the amount of hemoglobin, an oxygen-carrying protein, in the blood.
Hematocrit test– measures the proportion of red blood cells in the blood. The blood comprises three types of cells- red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet cells.
Based on the above results, the MCHC level is calculated.
Procedure for MCHC blood test
The MCHC blood test is like other routinely performed blood tests.
- A trained phlebotomist will clean the area where the blood will be drawn from using an antiseptic solution.
- A small amount of blood will be drawn by inserting the needle into the vein.
- The collected blood sample will be transferred to a small vial or test tube. The sample will then be sent to a partner lab for further processing.
- Slight pain may be experienced in the arm when the needle is inserted into the vein. However, the pain will fade off quickly. Some individuals may also experience redness and swelling at the needle insertion site.
- The procedure usually lasts for about 5-10 minutes.
How to prepare for MCHC blood test?
No special preparations are required for MCHC blood test. However, if additional blood tests are performed along with the MCHC blood test, overnight fasting may be necessary for some instances (like fasting blood glucose test).
Things to consider after an MCHC blood test is complete
No special considerations or precautions are needed once the test is complete. Check for the test status on the MFine mobile app or website. Once the results are available, download the report and discuss it with your doctor. The doctor may recommend additional tests to be performed based on the report of the MCHC blood test.
*What types of disease can an MCHC blood test detect?
The MCHC blood test can aid in diagnosing disorders that affect the concentration of hemoglobin in blood cells like iron deficiency anemia, thalassemia, and hereditary or autoimmune spherocytosis.
How much does MCHC blood test cost?*
The cost of MCHC blood test varies across different parts of India. The starting price of the MCHC blood test costs anywhere between 40 rupees and 200 rupees.
*Disclaimer: The value varies based on location, time, and your preferred lab partner.
How long does it take to get the results for MCHC blood test?
You can expect to get the results for an MCHC blood test within 24 to 48 hours after the sample is collected. However, in certain cases, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What do abnormal MCHC blood test results indicate?
Typical results in the MCHC blood test indicate concentration of hemoglobin per red cell. An abnormal result in the MCHC blood test indicates variation in hemoglobin concentration. Hemoglobin is a pigmented protein in red blood cells giving them the typical color.
A lower MCHC value indicates a reduced concentration of hemoglobin in a given volume of red blood cells, and hence, decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of the red blood cells. As hemoglobin concentration is reduced, red blood cells are less pigmented known as Hypochromic. A low MCHC can occur in the following conditions-
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Bleeding (acute or chronic) due to trauma, surgery, menstruation, etc.
- Lead poisoning
- Kidney failure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
A higher MCHC value (hyperchromic) indicates the concentration of hemoglobin in red blood cells is higher than usual and is associated with the following conditions-
- Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
- Liver disease
- Sickle cell disease
- Severe burns
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor for interpreting the test reports.
Is MCHC blood test a definitive test?
No, the MCHC test is not a definitive test. The result of the MCHC test is usually interpreted in conjunction with other red blood indices like MCH and MCV to make an accurate diagnosis of existing blood disorders.
How to read the MCHC blood test report?
Once the MCHC blood test result is available, it is advised to consult your doctor to discuss the results. However, the following values can be referred to for interpretation.
|Population||Reference range in g/dL||Reference range in %|
|Adult/Elderly/Child||32-36 g/dL||32-36 %|
|Newborn||32-33 g/dL||32-33 %|
Why book MCHC blood test?
- To screen or monitor patients with disorders affecting hemoglobin concentrations like iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, thalassemia, and spherocytosis.
- To monitor and evaluate individuals receiving treatment for the above disorders.
- To monitor the health status of an individual as part of routine health check-up.
MCHC blood test at home – how does it work?
The MCHC blood test is just like any other blood test. A trained phlebotomist visits your home when you book your tests through the MFine app. The phlebotomist first cleans the arm and then inserts a syringe into a vein. The required amount of blood is then taken into a vial. The phlebotomist then removes the needle and places cotton wool or a bandage over the prick.
Are there any risks involved with an MCHC blood test?
The MCHC blood test does not involve any serious risks or injuries. Like other routinely performed blood tests, some individuals may experience pain, swelling, and redness at the site of needle insertion.
What can affect the results of an MCHC blood test?
The MCHC blood test result is not affected by fasting or the presence of food.
Why book the MCHC blood test?
- The MCHC test is recommended to everyone above the age of 18. The test is usually carried out as part of a complete blood cell count or CBC.
- It helps detect anaemia and other blood-related problems in your body.
- Higher levels indicate Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B deficiency.
- Lower levels indicate Iron-deficiency, anaemia, or thalassemia.
- Each laboratory develops its index values. Therefore, having the MCHC blood test done twice a year ensures you are not suffering from any possible blood-related ailments.
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What does the MCHC blood test measure?
- The MCHC (mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration) blood test measures the average amount of haemoglobin in your red blood cells (RBC). It is usually performed as part of the complete blood count or CBC.
- The haemoglobin present in the red blood cells carries oxygen to the tissues and organs in your body. The MCHC test checks the average amount of haemoglobin present in the RBCs.
- Your healthcare provider uses this measurement to assess blood-related disorders in your body.
- Some of the issues detected by the MCHC test are Anaemia, vitamin B and B12 deficiency, kidney disorders, Thalassemia, etc.
What Preparation is needed for the MCHC blood test?
- No special preparation, sedation, or fasting is required for the MCHC Blood test. However, the physician will let you know about any special preparation if required before the test.
- If your blood sample is used for other tests, the doctor may ask you to fast for several hours before the test.
- Also, inform your doctor about any medications and medical history before the tests as a precautionary measure.
What happens to your test sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
The normal range of MCHC in your blood is 33.4 to 35.5 grams/ decilitre (g/dL).
Abnormal values in the test report can indicate several underlying diseases in your body.
You have a high MCHC if the level is greater than 35.5 g/dL in your blood. It occurs when the concentration of haemoglobin increases in the bloodstream. High MCHC may indicate health issues like Autoimmune hemolytic anaemia and macrocytic anaemia.
A level lower than 33.4 g/dL of MCHC means you have low MCHC. The common problems related to low MCHC are decreased stamina, anaemic hypoxia and lack of energy.
Frequently Asked Question
Can I avail at-home report delivery in Noida?
Through the MFine app, you can book an at-home report delivery facility in various parts of Noida. A licensed phlebotomist will collect samples from your home at the allotted time slot. This doorstep facility offered by MFine will help you get tested in the comfort of your home.
What is the cost of the MCHC Blood Test in Noida?
The average cost of the individual MCHC Blood test in various parts of Noida ranges from 70 rupees to 100 rupees. However, the price varies from one laboratory to another based on the infrastructure and equipment used for the test.
I live in Mumbai. Can I book the MCHC Blood test for my father staying in Noida?
Through the MFine app, you can book the MCHC Blood test for your family and relatives staying in different locations. Select the preferred city and time slot to book the test for your family. MFine app also provides a hassle-free doorstep collection of samples.
How can I reschedule my appointment for the MCHC Blood test?
You can reschedule your appointment for the MCHC test through the MFine application. This app gives you an easy and quick option for changing the time and date of your appointment. You can choose your preferred time slot during rescheduling, and the samples will be collected at that fixed schedule.
Is the lab technician coming for the MCHC Blood test report delivery 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 the MCHC Blood test recommended?
Usually, the physician recommends the MCHC Blood test if you show signs of ongoing infection with other symptoms like
- Yellow or pale skin
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of stamina
This test is performed with a series of other tests called the CBC to assess your overall health.
The MCHC test is a part of the CBC screening. Therefore, as a prerequisite for the test, you should consult a physician to know whether you need to opt for the test. Before ordering the MCHC Blood test, your doctor must know your symptoms and medical background.
Is a prescription required to book an MCHC Blood test?
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 based on the results.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
The MCHC Blood test is not definitive.
Is the MCHC Blood test definitive?
In the case of an individual MCHC test, your physician may prescribe other tests such as the mean corpuscular volume or MCV to assess your blood’s health. Additionally, they may run other diagnostic tests like Endoscopy, Biopsy, and X-ray to detect underlying health diseases in your body.
What other tests are usually recommended along with the MCHC Blood test?
Your healthcare provider can detect several diseases with the help of the MCHC Blood test. Some of these diseases include
- Liver diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Hereditary spherocytosis
Other health conditions that can be diagnosed with the help of this test are
- Bone marrow defects
- Gastrointestinal tumours
- Inflammatory disorders
- – Login to MFine
- – Go to your profile
- – Click Attachment and Reports
- – Click Lab Report and download the same.
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on MCHC Blood tests through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.