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My granddaughter had an abnormal hemoglobin test result, has to be retested right away, how serious could this be?
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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
Is it a low hemoglobin level or an abnormal form of hemoglobin? A low hemoglobin level is generally associated with anemia, and can usually be treated (for example with iron supplements if it's due to iron deficiency.
) an abnormal form of hemoglobin is different. It can be detected on the newborn screen or other specialized tests, and can be associated with sickle cell anemia or thalassemia.

In brief: Depends
Is it a low hemoglobin level or an abnormal form of hemoglobin? A low hemoglobin level is generally associated with anemia, and can usually be treated (for example with iron supplements if it's due to iron deficiency.
) an abnormal form of hemoglobin is different. It can be detected on the newborn screen or other specialized tests, and can be associated with sickle cell anemia or thalassemia.
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