Hemoglobin (Hb)

About the test

Hemoglobin Hb is a protein found in the red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body. This protein also transports carbon dioxide from around the body back to the lungs.

Hemoglobin is a combination of four protein molecules- two alpha-globulin chains and two beta-beta globulin chains. A hemoglobin Hb test is performed to measure the level of hemoglobin in the blood.

Low level of hemoglobin is the sign of a blood disorder and may cause symptoms like dizziness, exhaustion, and skin paleness, pain in the chest, rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath.

High level of hemoglobin in the blood is known as polycythemia. It is a blood cancer caused by the production of excessive amounts of red blood cells by the bone marrow.

 

Procedure of the Hemoglobin Hb Test

 

A blood sample is drawn from the vein inside the forearm and collected in a sterilized tube or vial and sent to the laboratory for test.

Why get tested?

A hemoglobin Hb test is often performed to measure the level of hemoglobin in the red blood cells or to diagnose the symptoms of anemia or any blood disorder.

The doctor may advise the hemoglobin test along with another test such as complete blood count or hematocrit.

This test includes

  • Hemoglobin Hb

Preparations

  • The doctor may advise the patient to fast at least 10-12 hours before taking the test
  • It is important to inform the doctor about the medications that are being taken by the patient
  • Restrict the consumption of alcohol for at least 12-48 hours before taking the test
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