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Hemoglobin (Hgb)

 
TEST : Hemoglobin
 
OTHER TEST REQUEST NAME:
• Hgb
• Hb
 
TEST COMPOSITION:
Not applicable
 
INTENDED USE:
Part of Complete Blood Count that help assess patient's general health status.
 
METHODOLOGY:
• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Method)
 
LABORATORY SECTION:
Hematology
 
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/PATIENT PREPARATIONS:
No patient preparation necessary.
 
COLLECTION/SAMPLE CONTAINER:
EDTA (purple top)
 
SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT
Note: Follow tube manufacturer recommendation.: 
2mL EDTA whole blood
 
Note: 0.250- 0.500 mL EDTA whole blood if microtainer is used
 
ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT:
Not applicable
 
SPECIMEN STABILITY
•   ROOM TEMPERATURE (15-25°C) : 4 Hours
•   REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C) : 24 Hours
•   FREEZER TEMPERATURE (-20°C) : Not applicable
 
TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE:
Transport specimen at 2 – 8 °C (with cold packs)
 
REJECTION CRITERIA:
•  Improperly labeled specimens
•  Clotted specimens
•  Over-filled or Under-filled tube
•  Quantity not sufficient
•  Specimen stored and transported outside the required temperature
 
RUNNING DAY: Daily
CUT OFF TIME: Monday to Saturday
• 6:00 PM
 
Sunday:  3:00 PM
 
TAT/RELEASING OF RESULTS:
ROUTINE
• 3 hours after receipt of specimen/ arrival of messenger
STAT
• After 1½ HOURS from extraction/messenger arrival
 
REFERENCE INTERVAL/RESULT INTERPRETATION:
Available upon request.
 
LIMITATIONS/INTERFERENCES: Cold agglutinins
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS): Not applicable

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