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 Post subject: Iron test
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 11:01 am 
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Anyone know what normal range for hemoglobin is? Me and daughter just had iron test done and would like to know what's low, normal, high? Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: hemo
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:40 pm 
? 14 g/dL to 18 g/dL for men
? 12 g/dL to 16 g/dL for women
A child is born with a high level of hemoglobin, in general it is more than 15 g/dl, and it starts to decrease slowly during the child's first months of age, reaching 9 g/dl by the time the child is 3 months old. This levels then start to increase back gradually, to the point that when the child is 1 year old it is normal that it has reached 12 g/dl or more. After adolescence, a normal value for a boy is 13 g/dl and for a girl it is approximately 1 g/dl lower.
I got most of this info off of websites.
http://www.diagnostico.com/Pediatrics/Common/Anemia.stm
http://www.procrit.com/oncology/tools/cbc.html

Have a good day!


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 Post subject: forgot
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:42 pm 
Forgot to add this because you were talkin about the relationship between iron and hemo:

A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin--not iron. The most common reason for low hemoglobin is low iron, but it can be caused by many things. The CBC gives more information, but still does not measure iron. Lead toxicity, thalassemia, could cause it--even hemoglobin F (fetal hemoglobin). Low iron should be corrected after three months of taking iron.

A baby is born with about 0.5 grams of iron in the body. A healthy adolescent's body has 5.0 grams. This 900 percent increase in iron comes from the iron in the food your child eats or the vitamins she takes. Throughout childhood, a steady supply of iron enables your child to make healthy red blood cells, which will provide the oxygen needed for life, health, and growth.


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