Hemoglobin
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 1-2 Business days

Description: The hemoglobin test may be used to screen for, diagnose, or monitor a number of conditions and diseases that affect red blood cells (RBCs) and/or the amount of hemoglobin in blood.This test can indicate if there is a problem with red blood cell production and/or lifespan, but it cannot determine the underlying cause.

Generally used to evaluate and monitor the severity of anemia (low RBCs, hemoglobin and hematocrit) or polycythemia (high RBCs, hemoglobin and hematocrit)

Methodology: Electronic Cell Sizing/Counting/Cytometry/Microscopy

Alternative Name(s): Hgb

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.