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What are the risks for the patient in undergoing a fetal hemoglobin test?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Blood test
This is just a blood test.
The risks are the same for any blood testing, such as bruising and the needle site.

In brief: Blood test
This is just a blood test.
The risks are the same for any blood testing, such as bruising and the needle site.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Fetal Hemoglobin
Some patients have a high level of fetal hemoglobin, for a number of potential reasons.
The fetal hemoglobin does not cause any problem, but some blood diseases that are important to know, and potentially treat, such as sickle cell anemia, are important. The hemoglobin electrophoresis, the test for most of these issues, will help the hematologist if there is a problem and needs treatment.

In brief: Fetal Hemoglobin
Some patients have a high level of fetal hemoglobin, for a number of potential reasons.
The fetal hemoglobin does not cause any problem, but some blood diseases that are important to know, and potentially treat, such as sickle cell anemia, are important. The hemoglobin electrophoresis, the test for most of these issues, will help the hematologist if there is a problem and needs treatment.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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