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Hemoglobin (HGB)

Test Name:Hemoglobin (HGB)
Epic Order Code:LAB291  
CPT Code:85018  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole blood; 2.0 mL minimum volume
Acceptable Container(s):Top is purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
 Routine: 4 hours  
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, clotted.
Reference Range:AgeMale g/dLFemale g/dL
 0 - 14 days:13.9 - 19.113.4 - 20.0
 15 - 30 days:10.0 - 15.310.8 - 14.6
 31 - 60 days:8.9 - 12.79.2 - 114.
 61 - 180 days:9.6 - 12.49.9 - 12.4
 181 days - 2 yrs:10.1 - 12.510.2 - 12.7
 2 - 5 yrs:10.2 - 12.710.2 - 12.7
 6 - 11 yrs:10.7 - 13.410.6 - 13.2
 12 - 17 yrs:11.0 - 14.510.8 - 13.3
 > 18 yrs:13.0 - 17.012.0 - 15.0
 Critical: < 5 or > 20 g/dL
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