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.
Submit With Order
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 NameLOINC
0020057Hemoglobin, Serum4635-9
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Aliases
  • Free Hemoglobin