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Is it possible to get a false negative for anemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Yes possible: If you are severely dehydrated, you can have hemoconcentrated ( false elevation of hemoglobin)- thus it will give you false negative reading for anemia. Once you are hydrated well, you can then see the accurate level of your hemoglobin.

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