CPT Code: 85018|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL (minimum 0.01mL)
Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; held at RT for more than 8 hours or at 4C for mor than 24 hours
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Flow Cell Spectrophotometry
Special Instructions: Lipemic plasma or white count > 50,000/mm3 may falsely elevate the hemoglobin.
TAT: 4 hours
Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308