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Hemoglobin, Serum
0020057
Ordering Recommendation

• Identify increased concentration, which is indicative of acute intravascular destruction of erythrocytes.
• Not of clinical value in the diagnosis of chronic hemolytic disorders. 

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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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
0.0-11.3 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