• Identify increased concentration, which is indicative of acute intravascular destruction of erythrocytes.
• Not of clinical value in the diagnosis of chronic hemolytic disorders.
Serum separator tube or plain red.
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)
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Free Hemoglobin