How to check Hemoglobin
What is Hemoglobin:
Hemoglobin is abbreviated as HGB or Hb. Hemoglobin is a special protein that transports oxygen in red blood cells. It is a protein makes blood to look as red. It is composed of globin and heme. Its globin part is tetramer composed of two pairs of different globin chains (α chain and β chain). body. Nowadays, the International System of Units is adopted in a unified manner, and the number of hemoglobin in the blood per liter (1,000 milliliters) is subject to change. The value of hemoglobin and red blood cells is similar. The increase and decrease of hemoglobin can refer to the clinical significance of the increase and decrease of red blood cells.
Hemoglobin Level Reference:
The hemoglobin reference value varies slightly depending on gender and age. The reference range is as follows:
1. Male: 120～165g/L (12.0～16.5g/dl)
2. Female: 110～150g/L (11.0～15.0g/dl)
3. Newborn: 180~190g/L (18～19g/dl)
4. Children: 120～140g/L (12～14g/dl)
The amount of hemoglobin in newborns gradually decreases with age and is close to that of adults.
How to check hemoglobin :
Now, more and more people start to pay attention to the healthcare. With the economic development, we are able to check the hemoglobin at home or any where by using hemoglobin test kit. For this kit, it contains as blow:
- √ Hemoglobin Meter
- √ 25 – Lancets
- √ 1 – Carrying Case
- √ 25 – Test Strips
- √ 1- Lacent Device
- √ 1-User Manual
People could check the hemoglobin level at home instead of going out to clinic or hospital for such small test, once found out the hemoglobin level is too low or high. The patien still must go to hospital for detailed examination.