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Hemoglobin S Quantitation by HPLC

Test Name:Hemoglobin S Quantitation by HPLC
Epic Order Code:LAB5087  
CPT Code:83021  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood, 5.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Turn Around Time:STAT: Notify Clinical Pathologist on call if testing is needed outside routine testing hours.
 Routine: 3-5 days
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 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic, clotted.
Reference Range:0.0%
Additional Information:Blood transfusions may obscure or dilute abnormal Hgb for 3-4 months.