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Hemoglobin F
0081348
Ordering Recommendation

Determines percentage of hemoglobin F. For complete hemoglobin evaluation, order Hemoglobin Evaluation with Reflex to Electrophoresis and/or RBC Solubility (0050610).

Mnemonic
HB F
Methodology
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 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
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen or room temperature specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 1 week, Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Effective August 19, 2013
Age-Defined Normal Hemoglobin Reference Intervals
AgeHb F Percent
0-1 month45.8-91.7
2 months32-7-85.2
3 months14.5-73.7
4 months4.2-56.9
5 months1.0-38.1
6-8 months0.9-19.4
9-12 months0.6-11.6
13-23 months0.0-8.5
2 years and older0.0-2.1

Interpretive Data


Note
This assay measures percentage of hemoglobin F only.  For complete hemoglobin evaluation, order Hemoglobin Evaluation with Reflex to Electrophoresis and/or RBC Solubility (0050610).
CPT Code(s)
83021
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050315Hemoglobin F4576-5
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Aliases
  • hemoglobin F
  • alkali resistance
  • Hemoglobin (Hb), Fetal
  • Hemoglobin-F, Alkali Resistant