Hematologist (Pediatric) Questions Blood Tests

What could be the cause of high hemoglobin levels?

Blood test showed that my daughter's hemoglobin levels are high? What causes high hemoglobin levels in children? We have an appointment soon to discuss the results of her test soon.

1 Answer

If the hg is a little high this can be dehydration. If it is very high you would worry about a clotting disorder. Stop any vitamins with iron and make sure she is getting plenty of fluids. Most often this is lab error make sure the blood was drawn from free flowing venous stick.