Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body's tissues. Hemoglobin mass is a measure of the total amount of hemoglobin in the body.
The test is for you who want to gain insight into and a good overview of your blood values. Along with several other markers for red and white blood cells and platelets, MCH is also included in the complete blood count and b-cell test.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in English about your values and the doctor's comment.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
Hemoglobin mass is affected by a number of factors, including the number of red blood cells in the body, the size of those cells, and the amount of hemoglobin contained in each red blood cell. In general, people with higher hemoglobin mass have a greater ability to deliver oxygen to tissues and may be less prone to fatigue during physical activity.
There are several methods of measuring hemoglobin mass, including direct measurement using specialized equipment, indirect measurement with blood samples, and calculation with prediction equations. Certain factors, such as height and physical exercise, can affect hemoglobin mass and can be taken into account when interpreting results.
Abnormalities in the hemoglobin mass can be a sign of underlying health problems. For example, anemia, a condition in which there is a decrease in the number or size of red blood cells, can lead to a decrease in hemoglobin mass. On the other hand, certain medical conditions, such as polycythemia vera, a type of blood cancer, can cause an increase in hemoglobin mass.
Analysis of hemoglobin mass is used in the classification of anemia. Analysis of MCH is usually done as part of the blood status analysis, which is a routine blood test used to assess general health.
A high value can occur with anemia caused by B12 and/or folic acid/folate deficiency. High values can also occur with heavy alcohol consumption and liver disease.
A low value can be seen in iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia (hereditary disease)
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.