Hemoglobin, Serum
0020057
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HGBS
Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection (delayed separation from cells will elevate serum hemoglobin).Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
0.5-8.0 mg/dL
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
84311
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020057Hemoglobin, Serum
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Cross References
  • Free Hemoglobin