Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

Sunquest Code:HH  
Epic Code:LAB753Epic Name:Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2-3 mL EDTA tube, or 0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer (do not fill more than 0.5 mL)
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL EDTA tube, or 0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer.
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or lipemic specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Fairview Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center)


Critical Range:HGB: Less than 7 g/dL
Reference Range:
Age Hgb (g/dL) HCT (%)
0-8 d 15.0-24.0 44-72
9-30 d 11.1-19.6 33-60
1 mo-9 y 10.5-14.0 31.5-43
10-17 y 11.7-15.7 35-47
18 y and older, F 11.7-15.7 35-47
18 y and older, M 13.3-17.7 40-53

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