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2003 Hemoglobin

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Whole Blood
48 Hours 2 - 8° C
Male: 13.3-17.2 g/dL
Female: 11.0-15.2 g/dL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Flowcytometry

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Preferred amount: Full tube of Whole Blood

Clinical Utility

To assess the severity of anemia or polycythemia, and to monitor response to treatment.

CPT Codes

85018

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