Also Known as Hb Test,Hb ,Hb
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    A hemoglobin test is a crucial diagnostic tool used to assess the levels of hemoglobin in the blood. Hemoglobin is a protein present in red blood cells and plays a pivotal role in transporting oxygen from the lungs to various tissues and organs in the body. Monitoring hemoglobin levels is essential as minor to major deviations from the normal range can cause various health conditions like anaemia, polycythemia, or other severe health hazards like organ damage.

    In recent times, the convenience of healthcare services has been elevated by Apollo 24|7 through their option of conducting a hemoglobin test at home. This has allowed individuals to monitor their hemoglobin levels at the comfort of their homes and without queuing up at a diagnostic centre or a medical facility. The hemoglobin test at home involves a trained phlebotomist arriving at your doorstep with a vaccutainer that requires a small blood sample, typically obtained from the vein in your arm. The sample is then analysed at the laboratory, providing quick results, possibly within a couple of hours in case of Apollo 24|7.

    A hemoglobin test is usually adviced twice a year, or as recommended by a healthcare professional on the basis of the health conditions. This test is beneficial for those with chronic conditions for it helps in analysing how the body is reacting to the treatment. A timely hemoglobin test not only empowers individuals to take charge of their health but also promotes proactive healthcare management. Overall, hemoglobin tests are a valuable means of promoting early detection and proactive management of various health conditions related to hemoglobin levels.

    Importance of Undergoing a Hemoglobin Test

    The hemoglobin test is done: 

    • To evaluate the hemoglobin content in the blood 
    • As a part of routine health check-up 
    • To screen and diagnose conditions that affect red blood cells. 
    • To assess the severity of anemia or polycythemia 
    • To monitor the ongoing treatment for anemia or polycythemia

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    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The factors which can affect hemoglobin’s level include recent blood transfusion and pregnancy.
    The other tests which can be advised along with hemoglobin test depend upon the cause which needs to be diagnosed. The other tests include CBC, blood smear, iron studies, reticulocyte count, vitamin B12 and folate levels, and bone marrow examination.
    The individuals which are at risk of low hemoglobin levels include women of childbearing age, nutritional deficiencies, people who underwent surgery, people who have been severely injured, kidney disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic infection, or chronic inflammatory disorders.
    The signs of abnormally low hemoglobin levels include fatigue, pale skin, fainting, and shortness of breath.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results