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Hemoglobin, Urine
0020221
Ordering Recommendation

Distinguish between hematuria and hemoglobinuria; hemoglobinuria in the absence of hematuria may indicate severe intravascular hemolysis.

Mnemonic
HGBU
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Random urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge and separate urine from cells and other sediment. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of supernatant to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
None detected
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83069
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020221Hemoglobin, Urine726-0
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Aliases
  • Free Hemoglobin