Haemoglobin (Hgb)

Haemoglobin (Hgb):
To determine amount of haemoglobin in the red blood cells for oxygen transport
Increased  polycythemia, dehydration
Decreased  anaemia, recent blood loss, haemolysis of red blood cells, pregnancy; reduced absorption of iron
Lowest safe level for elective surgery is considered <10gm/100ml

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