Your longevity guide to MCHC. Gain deeper insights into your health.

Mito Health provides comprehensive biomarker analysis covering 67 key biomarkers. Our detailed reports offer insights into various aspects of your health, helping you make informed decisions.

What is MCHC?

MCHC, or Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration, is a measure of the average concentration of haemoglobin in a given volume of red blood cells. Scientifically, it’s expressed in grams per deciliter (g/dL) and calculated by dividing the haemoglobin by the hematocrit (the proportion of blood that consists of red blood cells). In simpler terms, MCHC indicates how much haemoglobin is packed into your red blood cells, acting like a gauge of the efficiency of oxygen transport within your bloodstream. Imagine each red blood cell as a tiny boat filled with haemoglobin; MCHC tells you how loaded each boat is with this vital cargo, essential for delivering oxygen throughout your body.

How it’s related to your healthspan

MCHC levels provide critical insights into your overall health and can be indicative of various medical conditions. 

Low MCHC values often point to hypochromic anaemia, typically caused by iron deficiency or chronic disease, leading to symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. 

Conversely, elevated MCHC levels are less common but can be associated with hereditary spherocytosis, a condition where red blood cells are abnormally shaped, affecting their functionality and leading to anaemia. 

Maintaining balanced MCHC levels is crucial for ensuring efficient oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, thereby supporting overall vitality and reducing the risk of disease, ultimately contributing to a healthier, longer life.\

How to optimise your MCHC results

Consuming a balanced diet rich in iron is essential; include sources like lean meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin B6, B12, and folate are also important as they support red blood cell production and function; these can be found in whole grains, eggs, dairy products, and fortified foods. 

If dietary adjustments are not sufficient, consulting with a healthcare provider is crucial for further evaluation and possible treatments such as supplements or medications to correct any underlying issues affecting your MCHC levels.

How to analyse your MCHC

Understanding your biomarkers can help detect potential health issues early and guide you in making informed health decisions. Personalised recommendations enhance your overall well-being.

Take the next step by booking your Mito Health Longevity Health Screening today.

What your Longevity Health Screening includes ($499):

  • Analysis of 67 biomarkers
  • Health risk assessments
  • Personalised health recommendations
  • Secure online dashboard to track results

How to book your health screening:

  • Step 1: Register online
  • Step 2: Choose your blood draw location: Home or Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Step 3: Receive results online in 7-10 working days. 

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Why choose Mito Health to analyse your biomarkers?

  • Convenient home-based blood draws or at our Tanjong Pagar wellness studio: Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Expert analysis by our Longevity Doctor Dr Ryan Ware, who personally vets all the results & diagnosis.
  • Actionable insights. You can act on your results with our personalised recommendations to improve your health today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is your health screening claimable by insurance or company benefits?

  • Yes, our health screening is recognised by insurance & corporate companies as a health screening panel. You will be issued an official invoice which can be used to file a claim.

What do I need to take note of before my blood test?

  • You’ll be required to fast 8 hours before the blood draw. Plain water is allowed.
  • No strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the test.

Do I have to fast before the blood test?

  • Yes, you’ll be required to fast 8 hours before your blood draw. Plain water is allowed. 

Do I have to give my urine & stool samples?

  • Yes, you will be required to provide urine & stool samples. Samples can be collected the same day as your blood draw, as the containers will be sent to you in advance. If you’re not able to produce the samples on the same day, they can be picked up on a separate arranged day. 

How long does the health screening take?

  • Just 15-20 minutes! We’ll collect your blood sample & key biometrics. Stool & urine samples can be collected on the same day or in a separate arrangement. 

How often should I do a health screening?

  • Doctors recommend at least twice a year, so you can also measure before & after any health interventions. 
  • Our health screening is also complementary to traditional GP & Hospital health screenings if you have already done your health screening for the year. Our test report offers more in-depth insights & tailored health recommendations. You can view examples of the insights on our demo dashboard here. 
  • Our panel of biomarkers not only extends your lifespan with early illness detection, but they also provide helpful insights to how you can feel & move better. Learn more about our biomarkers here. 

Why is health screening important?

  • Long-term health: Regular screenings can help you stay healthy throughout your life. By identifying and addressing potential problems early on, you can reduce your risk of developing more serious health problems down the road.
  • Early treatment is better: Many health conditions are easier and more affordable to treat when caught early. Screenings can help identify these issues before they become more serious and require more extensive treatment.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing your health status through screenings can be a big stress reliever. It allows you to focus on staying healthy and enjoying life.
  • Think of it as an investment in your future health and well-being. It's a chance to take control and stay proactive about your health.

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