Alternative Names Methemoglobin; Carboxyhemoglobin; Sulfhemoglobin Normal Values The following values represent the percentage of hemoglobin derivatives based on total hemoglobin: Carboxyhemoglobin: less than 3% (but may be as high as 15% in smokers) Methemoglobin: less than 3% Sulfhemoglobin: undetectable What abnormal results mean High levels of hemoglobin derivatives can lead to significant health problems. The altered forms of hemoglobin do not allow oxygen to be moved properly through the body. This can lead to tissue death. The following values, except sulfhemoglobin, represent the percentage of hemoglobin derivatives based on total hemoglobin: Carboxyhemoglobin: 10 - 20% symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning begin to appear 30% severe carbon monoxide poisoning present 50-80% results in deadly carbon monoxide poisoning Methemoglobin: 10-25% results in cyanosis 35-40% results in shortness of breath and headache Over 60% results in lethargy and stupor Over 70% results in death Sulfhemoglobin: Values ...
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 the area and make the vein swell with blood. Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding. In infants or young children, a sharp tool called a lancet may be used to puncture the skin and make it bleed. The blood collects into a small glass tube calle...
Generic Name: EPOETIN ALFA - INJECTION Pronounced: (e-POE-tin AL-fa) Epoetin Alfa Inj Precautions
Before using epoetin alfa, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or to other drugs that cause more red blood cells to
be made (e.g., darbepoetin alfa); or to products containing human albumin; or
if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients,
which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist
for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have a certain
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pharmacist if you have:
uncontrolled high blood pressure
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blood disorders (e.g., sickle cell anemia, white blood cell
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