APT Downey

Abbrev Code:APT   
Order Code:LAB1029Order Name:APT Downey
Synonyms:Fetal Hemoglobin APT
CPT Codes: 83033 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Gastric aspirate or stool containing fresh "red" blood
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Frozen stool; specimen without fresh "red" blood.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Stable at room temperature 2 days, or refrigerated temperature 3 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (UMMC West Bank)


Reference Range:Results will report either hemoglobin A present or hemoglobin F present.

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