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Anaemia Profile

Anaemia Profile

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The Anaemia Profile measures blood levels of three important nutrients, which are often implicated in anaemia. These include folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron levels (measured in the form of ferritin).

Anaemia is not just as simple as a lack of iron, there are many other things to consider. Anaemia can occur because of a lack of Vitamin B12, Folic acid and problems with red blood cells that carry Iron around the body. This test is a comprehensive analysis of those factors.

Symptoms related to anaemia

  • Pale skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Sore tongue
  • Loss of appetite or nausea
  • Pica in children
  • Slow cognitive social development during chidhoood
  • Decreased immune function
  • Headaches
  • Breathlessness
  • Heavy periods
  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentraion – decreased work and school performance
  • Irritability
  • Cold intolerance

What is being measured

  • Ferritin (relates to Iron stores)
  • Folic acid and Vitamin B12
  • Full Blood count

Type of test


Before taking the test

Avoid Vitamin B12 and folic acid (folate) and iron containing supplements for 48 hours prior to the test.

Turnaround Time

10 days