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Hemoglobin (Hbg)

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Hemoglobin (Hbg)

Lab Name:

Hemoglobin

What is the Labs Abbreviation for Hemoglobin?

Hbg

What is Hemoglobin (Hbg) in terms of Nursing Labs?

Hemoglobin (Hbg), an iron containing compound, is the main protein in Red Blood Cells (RBCs). It enables oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) to bind to RBCs for transport throughout the body.

What is the Normal Range for Hemoglobin?

Male: 13.5 - 16.5 g/dL | Female: 12.0 - 15.0 g/dL

What are the Indications for Hemoglobin?

Identify:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Anemia
  • Blood loss

What would cause increased levels of Hemoglobin?

  • Erythrocytosis
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Shock
  • Dehydration
  • Severe burns
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congenital Heart Disease

What would cause decreased levels of Hemoglobin?

  • Anemia
  • Blood Loss
  • Bone Marrow Disorders:
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Multiple myeloma
    • Aplastic anemia
  • Severe burns
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Renal disease
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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Date Published - Jun 14, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 27, 2016