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What does hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) mean from a complete blood count (CBC)?

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Hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) is the protein in your blood that holds oxygen. The normal range for men is 14 to 17.5 grams per deciliter (gm/dL); for women it’s 12.3 to 15.3 gm/dL.

From: What Is a Complete Blood Count? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count,” “Reference Ranges and What They Mean.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Complete Blood Count.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Do Blood Tests Show?” “What Is Anemia?”

UCLA Health: “Complete Blood Count.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Complete Blood Count (CBC).”

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Complete Blood Count,” “Reference Ranges and What They Mean.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Complete Blood Count.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Do Blood Tests Show?” “What Is Anemia?”

UCLA Health: “Complete Blood Count.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on December 22, 2018

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