Hematology Test

Hemoglobin Test/ Hgb

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Hemoglobin Test/ Hgb

Indications : This test determines the concentration of hemoglobin in whole blood.

Physiology : Hgb is the major component of the red cell and functions to transport O2. It also acts to buffer CO2 formed during metabolic activity. Hgb level is important in the detection and follow up of anemia and polycythemia. The Hgb value is used in the calculation of MCH and MCHC.

Normal Range : Click Here To View Normal Values

Interpretation : Red cell indices, MCH and MCHC, depends on the Hgb for their derivative and are of use in the evaluation of anemia.

Test Method : Spectrophotometry at 540 nm.

Related Tests : Complete Blood Count, Erythropoietin, Ferritin, Folic acid, Hematocrit, O2 Saturation, P-50 blood gas, RBC indices, RBC, RBC count, RBC Mass, Reticulocyte Count, Sickle Cell Tests, Vitamin B12.

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