Physicians use this information from the CBC to calculate MCH (Mean corpuscular hemoglobin) and also MCHC (Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration – to detect the average amount of HB in RBCs). This information helps in the diagnosis of anemia. Low or high MCH levels are usually seen in hypochromic microcytic anemia, also in thalassemia, and iron deficiency.
Test Code: 688
₹ 100.00


MCH- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin, MCH Value is the average amount of hemoglobin in a single red blood cell. This is the main test in Complete Blood Count (CBC) profile. This hemoglobin count helps to diagnose infections and diseases, anemia, congenital conditions such as Thalassemia, and other nutritional issues. This Test is taken along with MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume) and MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration) tests.


This test is usually done for suspicion with high or low MCH levels with associated conditions such as hypochromic microcytic anemia, also in thalassemia and iron deficiency and also in anemia associated with chronic inflammatory diseases, genetic determinants for Hb-C, congenital defects in copper metabolism, sideroblastic anemia, etc. This test is suggested in patients with symptoms of anemia, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, weakness, headache, etc. Other associated tests include hemoglobin tests by electrophoresis for abnormal hemoglobin.

General instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample drawn from the vein or in fingertip (capillary blood). Test Preparation: None

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.   

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory “RTDIAGNOSTICSprovides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.