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    Hello Everyone!

    I’ve had 3 blood counts this week with different Hemoglobin result:
    Monday -14.2 g/dl
    Wednesday – 12.6 g/dl
    Saturday – 13.3 g/dl

    Has anybody experienced like this one?

    Thank you!

    Amy Clark

    Hi Jeb! Not sure what is going on there. Maybe the office is using a machine that is not very accurate and only made to check for a general snapshot of someones hgb? I know there are small machines like that for clinic use, one is called a HemoCue. Other than that our only experience with a recorded swing in hgb. levels is the one time my husband had two draws for blood 30 minutes apart and the hgb.came back as 11.1 and 11.5. Not nearly as big a difference as yours, but enough to make us realize that, like blast counts, it’s a close number, but not 100% accurate. Our oncologist at MD Anderson once told us that a blast count of 6 could really be 4 or 8, but not 12. I know lots of medical decisions are made based on the “exact” number of something on a lab result, but it is in all likelihood a little off one way or the other. That’s my two cents. Hope it helps. Otherwise, maybe ask your clinic. God bless you!


    Hello Amy!
    Thank you for your response.
    By the way, how is your husband doing?

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