A low hemoglobin count means that a patient has less of a protein found in red blood cells than what is considered normal in a blood test, according to Mayo Clinic. A low hemoglobin count is a common finding and may not ... More »

Nine is a low hemoglobin count, according to Mayo Clinic. In women, a low count is defined as less than 12 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter, while a low reading for men is under 13.5 grams per deciliter. For children, l... More »

A low red blood cell count means cells in the body are not receiving enough oxygen. Anemia is the most common cause for an abnormally low amount of red blood cells, affecting 3.5 million Americans, as reported by WebMD. More »

Normal blood count levels for females are 3.90 to 5.03 million red blood cells per microliter, 120 to 155 grams of hemoglobin per liter, 34.9 to 44.5 percent hematocrit, 3,500 to 10,500 white blood cells per microliter a... More »

Symptoms of a low hemoglobin count in the blood include fatigue, shortness of breath, a heart that races more than usual during exercise, and paleness in the skin and gums, explains Mayo Clinic. A doctor can order a labo... More »

In a blood test, a decreased mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH, and elevated red cell distribution width, or RDW, value means a low red blood cell count, which indicates anemia, states WebMD. Normal adult MCH and RDW valu... More »

A diagnosis of anemia is most often determined with a complete blood count test, which allows a physician to measure the amount of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood, states the Mayo Clinic. Sometimes, a sample ... More »