Haemoglobin blood test
What is the Haemoglobin Test?
Haemoglobin blood test – a protein found in red blood cells that transfers oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues while transporting carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs. It is an essential protein containing iron found in red blood cells.
Why get a Haemoglobin test?
The value of haemoglobin is one of the most critical biological constants, which may or may not indicate health problems. Many conditions cause a change in normal haemoglobin values.
✓ Haemoglobin: carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
- Several lung diseases.
- Diseases of a cancerous nature.
- Various forms of acquired or genetic anaemia.
- Various forms of cancer.
- Chronic and acute kidney disease.
- HIV infection.
- Thyroid dysfunction.
- Internal bleeding, etc.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do the results take?
The target turnaround time for a Haemoglobin Blood test is one working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and sometimes depends on assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact customer service before the appointment to discuss cost and availability options. However, please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16.
Furthermore, the best thing about a clinic test is that the staff are trained at taking samples. Therefore, this means a much more reliable sample handling method. So, your sample results are more reliable. A common issue when a sample is not taken and managed properly is that the cells in the blood can be split or opened. This can affect results. Also, blood is a very sensitive part of the body, and it is easy to damage the quality of the blood through poor sample management.
Finally, follow advice on eating and water before attending your sample appointment. So please prepare for the appointment even if it is a same-day booking.