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what happens to Hgb and RBC during first week of life?
decline!
"hemoglobin switch"
switch from gamma chain (fetal) to B chain (adult) after birth
what happens to Hgb and Hct during pregnancy
increases and then stabilizes at 33 wks
which Hemoglobin is best O2 carrier?
Hgb A
what causes anemia in newborn?
1.hemorrhage (bl loss)
2.hemolysis (RBC destruction)
3.inadequate prod of erythrocytes in BM
test for occult Feto-Maternal hemorrhage
Kleihauer and Betke acid elution test