Hemoglobin

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: HGB AHEM1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.3 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; held at RT for more than 8 hours or at 4C for more than 24 hours

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Flow Cell Spectrophotometry

Special Instructions: Lipemic plasma or white count > 50,000/mm3 may falsely elevate the hemoglobin.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 4 hours

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report

CPT Code: 85018

Synonyms: HGB

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