Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HGB
Methodology

Flow Cytometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Mix specimen thoroughly. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2016

Age
0 days
1-6 days
7-13 days
14-29 days
30-60 days
61-90 days
91-180 days
6 - 23 months
2-5 years
6-11 years
12-17 years
18 years and older
Male (g/dL) 13.5-19.5 14.5-22.5 13.5-21.5 12.5-20.5 10.0-18.0 9.0-14.0 9.5-13.5 10.5-13.5 11.5-13.5 11.5-15.5 13.0-16.0 14.8-17.8
Female (g/dL) 13.5-19.5 14.5-22.5 13.5-21.5 12.5-20.5 10.0-18.0 9.0-14.0 9.5-13.5 10.5-13.5 11.5-13.5 11.5-15.5 12.0-16.0 12.6-15.9

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85018

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040085 Hemoglobin 718-7
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Aliases
  • Hb
  • Hgb
Hemoglobin