For those not in The Biz, a normal hemoglobin in roughly in the neighborhood of 12-16 g/dL. NewFNP is not going to lose any sleep over an 11 or even a 10, but she will assess your gender and diet and overall health and pregnancy status and miserable menstrual periods and history of hemoglobopathies, yada yada yada.
- Repeat abnormal values.
- Work with the same MA so that you can teach him/her abnormal values that necessitate your attention. The same MA who blew newFNP off when she asked her to repeat the hemoglobin also let a post-CVA hypertensive woman sit in the lobby for two hours after having recorded a blood pressure of 198/110. NewFNP was displeased.