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How is anemia measured?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Two measurements

The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells).
This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges.

In brief: Two measurements

The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells).
This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Blood test

Anemia is measured by a blood count.

In brief: Blood test

Anemia is measured by a blood count.
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