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Beaumont Laboratory

Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

HGB/HCT, H and H, Antrim #20726, EPIC: LAB5149, SOFT: HH

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect (preferred specimen): One 4.0 mL Lavender-top Becton Dickinson K2EDTA tube. (Min: 2.0 mL)
Also acceptable: One Lavender-top K2EDTA Microtainer®. (Min: 300 mcL)
See Minimum Pediatric Specimen Requirements for Microtainer® collection. 

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Maintain specimens refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport. Room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) is acceptable for a maximum of 8 hours.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: Whole blood or capillary blood, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 2.0 mL whole blood or 300 mcL capillary blood)

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens containing clots.
  • Insufficient volume.
  • Frozen specimens.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 8 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 72 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days

Laboratory

Farmington Hills Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory.
Grosse Pointe Hematology Laboratory
Royal Oak Hematology Laboratory
Troy Hematology Laboratory

Performed

Sunday - Saturday, 24 hours a day.
STAT results available in 30 minutes; 60 minutes if further verification is necessary.
Routine results available in 90 minutes; unless further verification is necessary.

Reference Range

Parameter Female Male
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.1-15.0 13.5-17.0
Hematocrit (HCT)% 35.4-44.2 40.1-50.1

Please see Pediatric Reference Range.

Test Methodology

Grosse Pointe: SYSMEX XN Series.
Farmington Hills, Royal Oak & Troy: SYSMEX XE Series.

Clinical Utility

This assay aids in the evaluation of anemia, blood loss, hemolysis, polycythemia and other conditions.

CPT Code

85014, 85018.

Test Codes

Antrim #20726, EPIC: LAB5149, SOFT: HH

Last Updated

01/13/2017

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