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What kind of conditions does a hemoglobin test detect?

What kind of conditions does a hemoglobin test detect?

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. ...Read more

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Can a hemoglobin test detect illegal drugs?

No.: A hemoglobin test specifically measures hemoglobin. To look for drugs, you have to have a test specifically designed for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can a hemoglobin test detect illegal drugs in your system?

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. ...Read more

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How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes. ...Read more

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Can a hemoglobin test decect ilkleagel drugs?

Drug testing: A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and is a way to check for anemia. There are specific tox screens of the blood and urine to test for illicit drugs. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about an abnormal hemoglobin test resul that has to be retested?

How worried should I be about an abnormal hemoglobin test resul that has to be retested?

Varies: There are in excess of several hundred recorded mutations in the hemoglobin molecules & some are little more than a curiosity and some (sickle cell) could have significant implications.The screening process just selects those who need to be looked at more closely. I would not spend a lot of emotional energy at this point. Get more facts first. ...Read more

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Can a hemoglobin test at the health department show up drugs?

Can a hemoglobin test at the health department show up drugs?

No: A hemoglobin test is just that; it tests the level of hemoglobin in your blood. It is a simple test usually requiring only a few drops of blood. Testing for drugs or anything else should not been done without your knowledge and consent. ...Read more