Hemoglobin
Label Mnemonic: HB
Epic Lab Code: LAB291
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Full draw; 3.0 mL lavender top; (or fingerstick-purple top microtainer®)
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
  Males Females 18 years+ 13.2-17.7 g/dL 11.9-15.5 g/dL 11 years - <18 years 12.7-17.0 g/dL 11.9-15.0 g/dL 5 years - <11 years 11.9-15.0 g/dL 11.9-15.0 g/dL 1 year - <5 years 10.9-15.0 g/dL 10.9-15.0 g/dL 6 months - <1 year 11.3-14.1 g/dL 11.3-14.1 g/dL 3 months - <6 months* 9.5-14.1 g/dL 9.5-14.1 g/dL 2 months - <3 months* 9.0-14.1 g/dL 9.0-14.1 g/dL 31 days - <2 months* 10.7-17.1 g/dL 10.7-17.1 g/dL 0 - <31 days* 13.4-19.9 g/dL 13.4-19.9 g/dL *values refer to full term infants Critical value: <6 gm/dL and >22 gm/dL (adult) Clinically significant value: <7 g/dL (outpatient only)
Comments:
Refer to BD Microtainer® Tubes product sheet for detailed sample collection instructions.

This test is also performed in the Iowa River Landing (IRL) clinical laboratory (for specimens drawn at that site).
Methodology:
Colorimetric
CPT Code:
85018