This test is a part of CBC test which measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood.
This test measures the percentage of red blood cells in the blood which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. It also helps diagnose certain conditions which are caused due to too many or few red blood cells such as anemia.
Yes, you can take a single lab draw. Additionally take iron supplements if your hemoglobin levels are 5.6. However, consider investigating why your levels are low with a blood test.
Hemoglobin and hematocrit are both red blood cell measurements that are used to help diagnose nutritional deficiencies, chronic illnesses and medical conditions such as anemia.
To increase MCV/MCH it is recommended that individuals add more iron and vitamin B6 to their diet. Eating vitamin C and fiber, along with foods that contain iron, may also help increase the MCH levels. Supplements for various vitamins are available to purchase online, including vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid, and iron