Do you have the urge to eat soil or stones? Are you easily exhausted when doing tasks that others perform effortlessly? Do you frequently feel dizzy? The haemoglobin (Hb) test may be appropriate for you to evaluate for the presence or absence of anemia. Anemia refers to a low haemoglobin level.

Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues and carbon dioxide from tissues to the lungs. A lower than normal result indicates that you have anemia. The “normal range” differs by age and gender and the appropriate range is supplied on our reports with your results. The test can be performed as part of a complete blood count (CBC) to check your overall health or to diagnose a medical condition. If you have anemia, your attending medical practitioner may want to evaluate the haemoglobin test results along with those of other tests.