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What does high hemoglobin(16) mean in an otherwise healthy 18 month old?

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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In brief: Elevated hgb

I need more informations, what was the hematocrit? Was that blood sample from a vein or finger/ heel stick, any other abnormal values in the blood test results? Any previous blood test to compare to? Anyway if 91 value is high, need to be repeated, make sure the baby is well hydrated before obtaining a new venous sample.
Good luck.

In brief: Elevated hgb

I need more informations, what was the hematocrit? Was that blood sample from a vein or finger/ heel stick, any other abnormal values in the blood test results? Any previous blood test to compare to? Anyway if 91 value is high, need to be repeated, make sure the baby is well hydrated before obtaining a new venous sample.
Good luck.
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