What to do if methemoglobin levels are raised?

Posted by automotionsensor @automotionsensor, Jan 4 9:17pm

I have raised meth-heamoglobin levels(28). My normal HB count is 18. What to do now?

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Hi @automotionsensor, as you likely know, methemoglobin is a form of hemoglobin found in the blood in small amounts. Unlike normal hemoglobin, methemoglobin cannot carry oxygen. Injury or certain drugs, chemicals, or foods may cause a higher-than-normal amount of methemoglobin to be made.

Why was this blood test ordered for you? Is you doctor investigating methemoglobinemia?

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