Hemoglobin, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood (PUBS)

Abbrev Code:HGBP   
Order Code:LAB8294Order Name:Hemoglobin, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood (PUBS)
CPT Codes: 85018 x1, 85018 x1
Test Includes:Hemoglobin

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Cord blood
Optimal Volume:1.0 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Dry heparin syringe
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Collection Instructions:O.R. staff will collect and hand off specimens to be tested by the responding laboratory technologist.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen collected in EDTA.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
On the ABL90, deselect all parameters except the Hemoglobin. Hand off the ABL90 results printout with “intrauterine fetal sample” indicated on the form. All results are hand delivered to the provider during O.R. procedure.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (UMMC West NICU)


Critical Range:Critical ranges have not been defined.
Reference Range:Reference ranges have not been established for intrauterine specimens.

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