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Hemoglobin, Plasma
0020058
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
HGBP
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
Green (sodium or lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection (delayed separation from cells will elevate plasma hemoglobin). Transfer 2 mL plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA or citrated plasma.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
0.0-9.7 mg/dL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
83051
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020058Hemoglobin, Plasma721-1
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Aliases
  • Free Hemoglobin