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Anaemia Profile-Nutritional

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This profile includes CBC,Iron Studies,Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Ferritin.

A Nutritional Anemia Profile is a group of tests used to detect and evaluate the presence and severity of anemia caused by nutritional deficiencies, such as low levels of iron, folate, and vitamin B12.


The tests included in a Nutritional Anemia Profile may vary depending on the suspected cause of the anemia, but typically include measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), serum iron, total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), ferritin, folate, and vitamin B12. The results of these tests are used to determine the type and cause of anemia, and to guide treatment and monitoring.

Associated Tests:

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A0585    Anaemia Profile - Macrocytic

A0586    Anaemia Profile - Microcytic Hypochromic

A0443    Anaemia Profile-Nutritional

A0444    Anaemia Profile-Pernicious

A0587    Anaemia Workup Profile

Written by : Supriya Kulkarni, Lead-Content & Training



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Anaemia Profile-Nutritional Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Anaemia Profile-Nutritional with a clear pricing structure.

The Anaemia Profile-Nutritional Price in Mumbai is ₹ 3,900 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

For those with inadequate nutrition.

This profile is for individuals to find out nutritional deficiency anemias.

This profile rules out inadequate nutrition. This profile includes CBC,Iron Studies,Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Ferritin.

  • A Nutritional Anemia Profile is typically done to evaluate individuals who have symptoms of anemia or have a known or suspected risk for nutritional anemia.
  • The Nutritional Anemia Profile test helps to determine the type of anemia and its underlying cause, which is crucial in guiding treatment and monitoring.


Based on the results, physicians may recommend dietary changes, supplements, or in some cases, iron or vitamin B12 injections to restore the deficiency.


You should get the Anaemia Profile-Nutritional done if you observe the following symptoms:

  • Appetite loss or weight loss
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Brittle nails
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Breathlessness
  • Pale skin, lips and eyes
  • Inability to focus or confusion
  • Loss of memory
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Some individuals may be at higher risk of nutritional anemia, such as those with chronic disease, pregnant women, vegetarians and vegans, and elderly individuals.

Anaemia Profile-Nutritional includes the following group and individual test:

  • CBC tests for all Blood cells like RBC, WBC and Platelets, their count and morphology along with Hemoglobin level (Hb), RBC indices (MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW) & PDW.
  • Iron studies (Iron, TIBC, UIBC, Transferrin saturation %)
  • Vitamins like vitamin B12 and Folic Acid
  • Ferritin

This test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer.

A positive test result for a Nutritional Anemia Profile typically means that there is evidence of anemia caused by a nutritional deficiency.

  • A positive test result for a Complete Blood Count (CBC) would indicate a low red blood cell count, low hemoglobin, and low hematocrit, which are all characteristic of anemia.
  • Iron studies, including tests for Iron, Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC), Unsaturated Iron-Binding Capacity (UIBC), and Transferrin saturation %, can be used to evaluate iron deficiency anemia. A positive test result would indicate low iron levels, high TIBC and UIBC and low Transferrin saturation %. This would indicate a deficiency of iron in body.
  • A positive Vitamin B12 test result would indicate a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is needed for the production of healthy red blood cells. Similarly, a positive Folic acid test result would indicate a deficiency of folic acid, which is also needed for the production of healthy red blood cells.
  • A positive Ferritin test would indicate low levels of ferritin, which is a protein that stores iron in the body. Low levels of ferritin would indicate that body's iron stores are low, which would be consistent with iron deficiency anemia.

It's also worth noting that a diagnosis of nutritional anemia may also require clinical presentation and other investigations as well.




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