Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: hemoglobin (Hb) concentration

Synonym(s): Hb

Contributor(s): Robert Shull, Frank Taylor

Overview

  • Measure of oxygen carrying pigment in the blood.
  • Measured in gram/deciliter (g/dl).
  • Mean hemoglobin concentration in RBC (MCHC) = 32-39 g/dl.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Samples should be at room temperature.
  • RBC are lysed and conversion of all hemoglobin to cyanmethemoglobin.
  • Measurement of optical density by spectrophotometer (incorporated into many office hematology analyzers).

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Barrelet A (2004)Laboratory tests in equine practice Part 2: Haematological analyses. UK Vet9(8), 13-23.


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