Low hemoglobin from polycythemia - Test at home?

Posted by rmegg @rmegg, Dec 9, 2022

Has anyone found a way to test at home for low hemoglobin with reliable reading?

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@rmegg, I don't have any experience with testing for low hemoglobin at home but I think it's a great question. You will notice we added a little to the title so that hopefully other members with experience will see the discussion and share with you. I did find some information that might be of interest on the topic for those of us who are not particularly fond of needles for blood samples.

A new way to track blood hemoglobin levels may be at your fingertipsShare:
Science HighlightsApril 2, 2019 — New, noninvasive anemia-detection method uses smartphone images of fingernails and app: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/new-way-track-blood-hemoglobin-levels-may-be-your-fingertips

Related to the article above here is one of the apps for your phone:
— AnemoCheck Mobile – the world’s first non-invasive, equipment-free smartphone app for noninvasive and instant hemoglobin level estimation is now available for Android and iOS.: https://curehht.org/anemocheck-app/

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Thank you very much.
I think if we can come up with a good home test it would be invaluable. I live at the mercy of my hemoglobin.

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I also am living at the mercy of my hemoglobin. Just yesterday I was released from the hospital after receiving 5 units of blood because my hemoglobin level was at a 4.5. Testing at home would be amazing.

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Anyone have a home hemoglobin testing device they use & like?

TY and happy Cinco de Mayo. Be well everyone, it takes a village 😊 🙏 ❤️

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@wendy517

Anyone have a home hemoglobin testing device they use & like?

TY and happy Cinco de Mayo. Be well everyone, it takes a village 😊 🙏 ❤️

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Hi @wendy517, I moved your question about home hemoglobin testing to this related discussion where you can connect with members like @megg and @jp85.

– Low hemoglobin from polycythemia – Test at home? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-hemoglobin-from-polycythemia/

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@jp85

I also am living at the mercy of my hemoglobin. Just yesterday I was released from the hospital after receiving 5 units of blood because my hemoglobin level was at a 4.5. Testing at home would be amazing.

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I wish I could give you some of mine, my last count was 17.8. I swear I felt like I was going to explode. Can't wait to get rid of another pint in Tues, another week after and week after that if not to 13.

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