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HEMOGLOBIN BLOOD QUANTITATIVE (HGB)

Department: Hematology
Test Synonym(s): HGB, HGB Blood Quantitative
CPT Codes: 85018
Methodology: Sysmex
Reference Range: Male: 14.0-18.1 g/dL; Female: 11.8-16.0 g/dL; Peds:up to 7 days: 13.5-22.6 g/dL; Peds: 7-30 days: 12.5-20.6 g/gL; Peds: 30 days-2 months 10.0-18.1 g/gL;Peds: 2 months-6 months: 9.0-14.0 g/gL;Peds: 6 months-6 years: 10.5-13.5 g/gL
Tube Type: Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Specimen: Whole Blood
Pediatric Requirements: Lavender top (EDTA)-2 mL (to fill line only) or one full lavender top (EDTA) microtainer
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 250 uL
Temperature: Room Temperature or refrigerated
Stability: 24 hours
Reasons for Rejection: QNS, clotted, specimen age
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour
Special Instructions: DELIVER TO LAB WITHIN 24 HOURS

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