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What is hemoglobin?

What is hemoglobin?

Found in RBCs: Hemoglobin is a main component of the red blood cell (RBC). It is a protein that serves to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin sc?

What is hemoglobin sc?

Two variants: Hemoglobin sc is present in people who have two variants of the beta chain of hemoglobin. One gene has sickle cell variant and the other gene has hemoglobin c variant. There disease is more sever than hb s trait, but less severe than hb s disease. ...Read more

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What does hemoglobin do?

What does hemoglobin do?

Carrier: Carries oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It actually changes color when it binds to the former, which is why shed blood is bright red and the blood you see drawn into a tube is deep purple. It's a pH buffer and more. ...Read more

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What does hemoglobin mean?

What does hemoglobin mean?

Hemoglobin: Hemoglobin is part of a red blood cell that moves oxygen and carbon dioxide from one part of the body to another. ...Read more

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How to measure hemoglobin?

How to measure hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine .By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more

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What is hemoglobin rainier?

What is hemoglobin rainier?

Variant Hb: It is one of the variants that binds oxygen strongly that causes tissue hypoxia and high hemoglobin levels. The defect is as follows: an abnormal Hb of the molecular formula ?2A?2145Tyr?Cys; heterozygotes have polycythemia because of increased oxygen affinity of this Hb. ...Read more

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How to manage low hemoglobin?

How to manage low hemoglobin?

Go to see your MD: Go to see your md and have some more evaluation and work-up. There are many different causes of anemia. Treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What is a healthy hemoglobin?

What is a healthy hemoglobin?

12-16 women14-18men: Healthy adults male 14to18grms, in healthy adult females 12to16grms men after middle age12.4to14.9grms women after middle ages11.7to13.8grms children 11to13grms these are the normal and healthy levels. ...Read more