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  • Hemoglobin (HGB)

    Test Name:Hemoglobin (HGB)
    Epic Order Code:LAB291  
    CPT Code:85018  
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole blood; 2.0 mL minimum volume
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 4 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, clotted.
    Reference Range:AgeMale g/dLFemale g/dL
     0 - 14 days:13.9 - 19.113.4 - 20.0
     15 - 30 days:10.0 - 15.310.8 - 14.6
     31 - 60 days:8.9 - 12.79.2 - 114.
     61 - 180 days:9.6 - 12.49.9 - 12.4
     181 days - 2 yrs:10.1 - 12.510.2 - 12.7
     2 - 5 yrs:10.2 - 12.710.2 - 12.7
     6 - 11 yrs:10.7 - 13.410.6 - 13.2
     12 - 17 yrs:11.0 - 14.510.8 - 13.3
     > 18 yrs:13.0 - 17.012.0 - 15.0
     Critical: < 5 or > 20 g/dL
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