High Hemoglobin Levels

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Definition

Hemoglobin electrophoresis is a test that measures the different types of the oxygen-carrying protein (hemoglobin) in the blood.


Alternative Names

Hb electrophoresis; Hgb electrophoresis; Electrophoresis - hemoglobin


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to...

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