Fasting: Fasting is Required - 8 hours is recommened.
Profile Inclusions: This Pernicious Anaemia Profile blood test includes analysis for FBC, Reticulocyte Count, Folate, Iron, TIBC, Active B12, Homocysteine, Methylmalonic Acid, Intrinsic Factor Abs and an autoantibody profile including (Liver Kidney Microsomal Ab, Smooth Muscle Ab, Mitochondrial Ab, Gastric Parietal Cell Ab, Reticulin Ab, Mitochondrial (M2) Ab, Ribosomal Ab).
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This confidential blood assay for Pernicious Anaemia is offered at more than thirty two private hospital locations across England, Scotland and Wales. Included in each test for Pernicious Anaemia are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments. This Pernicious Anaemia Profile blood test includes analysis for FBC, Reticulocyte Count, Folate, Iron, TIBC, Active B12, Homocysteine, Methylmalonic Acid, Intrinsic Factor Abs and an autoantibody profile including (Liver Kidney Microsomal Ab, Smooth Muscle Ab, Mitochondrial Ab, Gastric Parietal Cell Ab, Reticulin Ab, Mitochondrial (M2) Ab, Ribosomal Ab).
Blood Test Explained
Below we have explained each inclusion.
White Blood Cell Count
The WBC (white blood cell) count is a common test within a health assessment and is a measure of your body's ability to fight infection. A normal WBC level can be interpreted as a sign that the first line of defence against invasion by bacteria or other disease causing organisms is intact and functioning. Moderately elevated white cell counts are a sign of acute infection, while very high counts of abnormal white cells are encountered with leukaemia (a relatively rare form of blood cancer).
Red Blood Cell Count The RBC (red blood cell) count is the number of red blood cells present. It can vary considerably, and a marginally low or high health screening reading may not imply a problem. Significantly reduced numbers within any health check can be associated with anaemia (a deficiency in red cell production, or excessive loss of blood), and very high numbers are seen in polycythaemia (a condition which can be caused by smoking, living at altitude or just because the bone marrow makes too many red cells).
The serum iron level is a measure of the circulating iron in the blood. It tells us (along with TIBC/UIBC, transferrin and ferritin) the state of the body's iron reserves. An excess in a health screening can indicate disorders of iron storage (such as haemochromatosis), while low levels may indicate (along with changes in TIBC/UIBC, transferrin saturation and ferritin) iron deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin, essential for the normal functioning of many body processes. Deficiency can lead to anaemia (poor quality red blood cells) and neurological (nerve) disorders. It is most abundant in meat products so vegetarians are more vulnerable to deficiency of this vitamin. Pernicious anaemia develops if uptake of vitamin B12 into the blood from the gut is absent or severely impaired, and even if a diet rich in the vitamin is taken, deficiency will occur if this disease is present. Recent evidence suggests that mild deficiency is probably more common than previously thought. Mild deficiency may explain the presence of fatigue and a host of other limiting symptoms which is why we have included it within the PLUS V and PLUS X health screening profiles.
Inclusions: This Pernicious Anaemia Profile blood test includes analysis for FBC, Reticulocyte Count, Folate, Iron, TIBC, Active B12, Homocysteine, Methylmalonic Acid, Intrinsic Factor Abs and an autoantibody profile including (Liver Kidney Microsomal Ab, Smooth Muscle Ab, Mitochondrial Ab, Gastric Parietal Cell Ab, Reticulin Ab, Mitochondrial (M2) Ab, Ribosomal Ab).
Special Instructions: 1x Gold - Send to lab immediately, Sample needs to be separated and stored at 4oC. 1 x Gold - Frozen sample required as precaution only. 1 x Purple - Send to lab immediately. Sample should be separated and frozen within four hours. Sample must be transported to laboratory on ice. Fasting sample.
Attendance Restrictions: Monday to Thursday Morning Attendance
Laboratory Notes: Assay Dependent
Sample Container: 6 x Gold & 2 x Purple
This Test Carries a Frozen Sample Requirement. This means that it is available in only 16 of the 30+ Spire Locations that we work with. To explore which locations are able to accept tests that carry frozen sample requirements, please use the Hospital Finder or view the individual Location Page.
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