Blood Hemoglobin Test

By LabBee | 2022  5-minute read 

Getting routine blood work should be, well, routine! In addition to a commonplace CBC (Complete Blood Count) lab order, a Blood Hemoglobin Test or Serum Hemoglobin Test might be ordered. Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds. A Blood Hemoglobin Test measures the amount of free-floating hemoglobin in your blood serum. 

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There are a few important elements to know about your body when getting a Serum Hemoglobin Test. 

We count on our bone marrow to produce healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout our body. Attached to those red blood cells is hemoglobin, an essential oxygen-carrying protein that is delivered to our respiratory organs. After red blood cells and clotting elements are removed from your bloodstream, the remaining fluid is called Serum. Due to underlying health complications, living environment, or lifestyle habits, your serum may have excess hemoglobin which can lead to hemolytic anemia or other blood disorders. 

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Symptoms of High Hemoglobin

High Levels of Hemoglobin (in milligrams per deciliter i.e. mg/dL

Common Causes of High Hemoglobin

It is generally recommended to have routine blood work four times a month if you are currently living with anemia or a type of anemia. Ways to lower risk of hemolytic anemia as well as other types of anemia is to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and quit smoking. Pretty easy, right?

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