Hemoglobin


Abbrev Code:HGB   
Order Code:LAB291Order Name:Hemoglobin
Synonyms:HGB; Hb
CPT Codes: 85018 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
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:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Critical Range:Less than 7 g/dL
Reference Range:

Age

Hgb (g/dL)

0-8 d

15.0-24.0

9-30 d

11.1-19.6

1 mo-9 y

10.5-14.0

10-17 y

11.7-15.7

18 y and older, F

11.7-15.7

18 y and older, M

13.3-17.7

 

 



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