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

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020057 Hemoglobin, Serum 4635-9
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Aliases
  • Free Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin, Serum