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Test Code HGB Hemoglobin

Clinical System Name

Hemoglobin

Synonyms

HGB

HB

HG

HEM

HEMO

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s):  Lavender/EDTA,  *Heparinized Syringe accetable from OR only

Preferred Vol:  1.0-3.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.25 mL

 

Notes: Lavender top/EDTA vacutainer must contain at least 0.5 mL.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Insufficient Quantity, Wrong Sample Collection, Clotted Sample

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location:  Deliver to Core Lab Hematology bench.

 

Off-site collection: Store whole blood at room teperature and transport to Children's Lab immediately.  Samples > 24 hours old may be rejected.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood RT

24 hrs

Whole Blood 2-8oC

 48 hrs

Whole Blood -20oC or -70oC

N/A

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Hematology

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

 

Male and Female

0 – 3 DAYS

14.5 – 22.5 g/dL

Male and Female

3 DAYS – 1 WEEK

13.5 – 21.5 g/dL

Male and Female

1 WEEK – 2 WEEKS

12.5 – 20.5 g/dL

Male and Female

2 WEEKS – 1 MONTH

10.0 – 18.0 g/dL

Male and Female

1 MONTH – 2 MONTHS

9.0 – 14.0 g/dL

Male and Female

2 MONTHS – 6 MONTHS

9.5 – 13.5 g/dL

Male and Female

6 MONTHS – 2 YEARS

10.5 – 13.5 g/dL

Male and Female

2 YEARS – 6 YEARS

11.5 – 13.5 g/dL

Male and Female

6 YEARS – 12 YEARS

11.5 – 15.5 g/dL

Female

12 YEARS – ADULT

12.0 – 16.0 g/dL

Male

12 YEARS – 18 YEARS

13.0 – 16.0  g/dL

Male and Female

18 YEARS – ADULT

13.5 – 17.5 g/dL

 

Methodology

Method:  Sysmex Xe-1000 & XE5000: light absorbance detection

Analytical Volume:  0.25 mL  whole blood

 

CPT Codes

85014