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12-17-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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At-home hemoglobin test?

Does anyone have experience with at-home hemoglobin tests? I'm still trying to figure out my crohn's and I don't exhibit "normal" symptoms so I don't really know when I'm getting better (or worse). The main indicator seems to be my hemoglobin and the resulting severe anemia.

I ended up having to get 3 units of blood last weekend because I went into the ER with a hemoglobin of 5.5. 3 days later I was at 8.3, but I'd like to be able to keep a better eye on things.

Anyways, has anyone used any of those at-home tests? They look like the things diabetics use to measure their blood sugar.

Thanks!
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Dx October 2014
SB->SB Fistula
Anemic (6.5g/dL Hemoglobin)

Nov. 2014 started 150mg/day Imuran
Nov. 2014 started 2injections/month Humira

No Dairy, No Gluten, and <30g Sugar/day
12-17-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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Wouldn't you need to mail it to a lab? Something that gives you results at home?
12-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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I saw this on amazon...
http://www.amazon.com/URIT-12-Hemogl...=1418856189128
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