Hemoglobin, Plasma


Sunquest Code:PHGB  
Epic Code:LAB92Epic Name:Hemoglobin Plasma
Synonyms:Free Hemoglobin; Plasma Hemoglobin
Methodology:Photometric
CPT Code:83051
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Moderately lipemic specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC-East Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 30 mg/dL
Use:Detect hemolysis.


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