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can a hemoglobin test detect illegal drugs in your system?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
No: That just looks for anemia. Hemoglobin is the measure of anemia.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology 31 years experience
No: A typical hemoglobin test is part of a CBC and would not typically test for or indicate illegal drugs. Special testing is often required.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What kind of conditions does a hemoglobin test detect?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Anemia: A hemoglobin test measures if you are anemic or not, i.e. If you have enough red blood cells in your circulatory system. Anemic people have low hemoglobin levels.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Why might I need a glycosylated hemoglobin test?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sweetness : Aka hemoglobin a1c, is the most specific and sensitive test widely available to detect not only diabetes, but also how well or not controlled it is. There are other research level labs being looked at, a we are trying to figure out as early as possible who is pre diabetic, so we can aggressively go after your risks. Diet, exercise, are still the mainstay of treatment. Fda has not approved meds.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is my hemoglobin test good at 14?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: 12-18.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the non invasive glycated hemoglobin test?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Glycosylated hemoglo: Test from blood measuring hyperglycemia and diabetes control over previous 3 month period.

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