Hemoglobin S, with Reflex to RBC Solubility

Abbrev Code:HGBS   
Order Code:LAB3526Order Name:Hemoglobin S
Order Instructions:Do not order HGBS if HGBELP is ordered. HGBS is included in HGBELP.
Synonyms:Sickle Cell Anemia Screen
Methodology:High performance liquid chromatography
CPT Codes: 83021 x1, 83021 x1, 85660 x1, 85660 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the performing lab Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days,
Special Instructions:Confirm that HGBS is for "pre" and "post" levels following a procedure if finding duplicate orders with different collection times.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:1-5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:If following a procedure that requires more than one collection, write "pre" and "post" on Beaker labels that correspond to the appropriate level collected.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated. Protect from temperature extremes.
Stability:1 week refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50520


Reference Range:Negative
Use:Use to monitor therapy for sickle-cell disease.

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