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Hb (Hemoglobin) in Asansol

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Understanding Hb (Hemoglobin) in Asansol


What is Hb (Hemoglobin) in Asansol?

An Hb (Hemoglobin) test measures the amount of hemoglobin (Hb) in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Asansol with Tata 1mg labs. Hb is an iron-containing protein found in the red blood cells (RBCs) and carries oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues. 

An Hb (Hemoglobin) test is often done as part of a complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia, a condition in which your body has fewer red blood cells than usual. This test can also be done when you notice symptoms of abnormal Hb levels, such as weakness, fatigue, and pale skin. To improve your hemoglobin level naturally, eat green leafy vegetables, poultry products, lentils, dry fruits, and citrus fruits, or take iron supplements.

What does Hb (Hemoglobin) measure?

An Hb (Hemoglobin) test measures the concentration of hemoglobin protein in your blood. Hemoglobin is made up of iron and globulin proteins. It is an essential part of RBCs and is critical for oxygen transfer from the lungs to all body tissues. Most blood cells, including RBCs, are produced regularly in your bone marrow. The Hb test is a fundamental part of a complete blood count (CBC) and is used to monitor blood health, diagnose various blood disorders, and assess your response to treatments if needed.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hb (Hemoglobin) in Asansol


Frequently Asked Questions about Hb (Hemoglobin) in Asansol

Q. Why is an Hb (Hemoglobin) test performed?

An Hb (Hemoglobin) test is performed to measure the amount of hemoglobin protein (an iron-rich protein and an essential constituent of red blood cells) in the blood when you show symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, and pale skin. It is also used to detect a range of other health conditions like anemia, long-term infections, blood cell disorders, malnutrition, etc.

Q. Is an Hb test done on an empty stomach?

No, a Hb test does not need to be done on an empty stomach because the Hb levels do not change before or after meals to any meaningful degree.

Q. What is the difference between an Hb (Hemoglobin) test and HbA1c test?

An Hb test helps detect hemoglobin levels in your body. In contrast, an HbA1c test, known as the glycosylated hemoglobin test, detects the average blood sugar level over the last three months.

Q. How is an Hb (Hemoglobin) test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab and draw blood from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an Hb (Hemoglobin) test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting while the needle is pricked and may experience some normal bleeding that is usually not bothersome. Rarely some people may experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the additional tests that may be advised in case of an abnormal test result?

Your doctor may order the following tests in case of abnormal results: transferrin, complete blood count, iron studies, serum transferrin, serum iron, total iron binding capacity, protein total, and serum ferritin.

Q. Can I schedule an Hb (Hemoglobin) test online in Asansol near me?

Yes. In Asansol, you can schedule an Hb (Hemoglobin) test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for an Hb test in Asansol?

Yes, a home sample collection facility is provided by Tata 1mg Labs for an Hb test in Asansol. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a hemoglobin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

If you want to schedule a hemoglobin test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of an Hb test in Asansol?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Asansol, an Hb test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 149.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of an Hb test in Asansol?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of a Hb test in Asansol.
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