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Is checking hemoglobin level without a blood test or any machine possible? If yes, how? I would like to have an answer today or at least by tomorrow.
Not reliably: If someone is claiming to do this without any apparatus, or by a psychic pendulum or "applied kinesioogy" or something that looks hokey, be skeptical and consider making a report to the local prosecutor. ...Read more
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
Yes: Your pattern of blood counts is important. Is this a new finding? Do you have blood in stools or urine or nosebleeds? Have you been on any medications that may have caused your blood counts to fall or have you had any yellowness in your eyes? Are you dizzy or lightheaded? Please see your doctor and establish what is going on or go to an Emergency Room and have them verify your blood count. ...Read more
12-15, 13-16: It varies based on the lab but a rough estimate for adults with no medical conditions is 12-15 g/dl for women and 13-16 g/dl for men. Medical conditions will change what are acceptable hemoglobin levels. Furthermore, a women having a hemoglobin of 11 doesn't mean she's anemic and needs a blood transfusion - there are many other factors to consider. ...Read more