Ordering Recommendation

Determines percentage of hemoglobin F. For complete hemoglobin evaluation, order Hemoglobin Evaluation with Reflex to Electrophoresis and/or RBC Solubility (0050610).

Mnemonic
HB F
Methodology

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

83021

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050315 Hemoglobin F 4576-5
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Aliases
  • hemoglobin F
  • alkali resistance
  • Hemoglobin (Hb), Fetal
  • Hemoglobin-F, Alkali Resistant
Hemoglobin F