Hemoglobin Test

The hemoglobin test measures the blood hemoglobin (Hgb) level.

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Hemoglobin Test FAQ

What is a Hemoglobin Test?

A Hemoglobin Test is a blood test that checks your Hemoglobin level.

Why is a Hemoglobin Test important?

Hemoglobin is a protein within red blood cells that is necessary for transporting oxygen. This test is a basic screening test for anemia.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Hemoglobin Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on October 1, 2017

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More Hemoglobin Blood Test Information

The hemoglobin test, sometimes known as a hemoglobin lab test, an Hgb blood test, or an Hb test, measures the hemoglobin blood level.

Hemoglobin is a common protein in the body that contains iron and plays a vital role in the body. Making up a good part of a red blood cell, hemoglobin picks up oxygen in the lungs and transports it in the bloodstream to cells and tissues. At the tissue level, hemoglobin then releases oxygen for tissue use. Each hemoglobin molecule can bind up to four oxygen molecules at one time.

The hemoglobin test is an important component of the CBC test. Hemoglobin testing is also performed as a broad screening test for anemia. Carbon monoxide bind hemoglobin molecules much stronger than oxygen which results in carbon monoxide poisoning if one is exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.

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