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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