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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: Methemoglobin in anemic patients
|Silviu - Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:09 am||
I read that normal values of methemoglobin are below 1% for healthy individuals. What happens in anemic patients, is it still 1% or or do you typically observe higher values?
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:52 pm||
Hello,Unless a person has a hereditary gene the available hemoglobin remains saturated even in anaemia thanks to enzymes that prevent methHB formation ie NADH enzymes keeping the levels to normal.So in co-oxymetry tests it will be less than 1 percent.Unless of course there is a congenital problem of the enzyme or of HB.Hope this answers your query.Best wishes.
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