Hb (hemoglobin)
Hb is the standard abbreviation for hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein pigment in the blood, specifically in the red blood cells. In the very common laboratory test for hemoglobin (Hb), it is measured as total hemoglobin and the result is expressed as the amount of hemoglobin in grams (gm) per deciliter (dl) of whole blood, a deciliter being 100 milliliters. The normal ranges for hemoglobin depend on the age and, beginning in adolescence, the sex of the person. The normal ranges are: Newborns: 17-22 gm/dl One (1) week of age: 15-20 gm/dl One (1) month of age: 11-15gm/dl Children: 11-13 gm/dl Adult men: 14-18 gm/dl Adult women: 12-16 gm/dl Men after middle age: 12.4-14.9 gm/dl Women after middle age: 11.7-13.8 gm/dl All of these values may vary slightly between laboratories. Some laboratories do not differentiate between adult and "after middle age" hemoglobin values.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hb — Hb. = hemoglobin (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hemoglobin — The oxygen carrying pigment and predominant protein in the red blood cells. Hemoglobin forms an unstable, reversible bond with oxygen. In its oxygenated state it is called oxyhemoglobin and is bright red. In the reduced state it is called… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hemoglobin — Hemoglobin, human, adult (heterotetramer, (αβ)2) Structure of human hemoglobin. The protein s α and β subunits are in red and blue, and the iron containing heme groups in green. Fro …   Wikipedia

  • Hb Bassett — is a hemoglobin variant that exhibits a very reduced oxygen affinity (Abdulmalik et al., 2004). Hb Bassett arises from a mutation at the alpha 94 (G1) position whereby aspartic acid is replaced by alanine (Abdulmalik et al., 2004). Hb Bassett is… …   Wikipedia

  • Hemoglobin C — (abbreviated as Hb C or HbC ) is an abnormal hemoglobin with substitution of a lysine residue for glutamic acid residue at the 6th position of the β globin chain. [ [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=141900 a=141900… …   Wikipedia

  • HB — may refer to:*HB (House Bill) in government terms *HB (Hurry Back) in Internet slang *HB (car), 1920s automobile *HB (cigarette), German brand of cigarettes *HB Ice Cream, Irish brand *HB (Band), Finnish symphonic metal musical group *H B… …   Wikipedia

  • Hemoglobin normal values — Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying pigment in the blood, the predominant protein in the red blood cells. In the routine laboratory test for hemoglobin (Hb), it is usually measured as total hemoglobin and the result is expressed as the amount of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hb — abbrev. 1. Bible Habakkuk 2. hemoglobin …   English World dictionary

  • HB, HGB — Hemoglobin (Medical » Laboratory) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • Hb CS — hemoglobin Constant Spring …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”