Ordering Recommendation

Distinguish between hematuria and hemoglobinuria; hemoglobinuria in the absence of hematuria may indicate severe intravascular hemolysis.

Mnemonic
HGBU
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

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge and separate urine from cells and other sediment. Transfer 4 mL aliquot of supernatant to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.7 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

None detected

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020221 Hemoglobin, Urine 726-0
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Aliases
  • Free Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin, Urine