Hemoglobin F
0081348
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
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
Age Hb F Percent
0-​1 month 45.8-​91.7
2 months 32-​7-​85.2
3 months 14.5-​73.7
4 months 4.2-​56.9
5 months 1.0-​38.1
6-​8 months 0.9-​19.4
9-​12 months 0.6-​11.6
13-​23 months 0.0-​8.5
2 years and older 0.0-​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 Name
0050315Hemoglobin F
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Aliases
  • hemoglobin F
  • alkali resistance
  • Hemoglobin (Hb), Fetal
  • Hemoglobin-F, Alkali Resistant