Hemoglobin HGB

Method(s) Cell Count
Specimen Required
Collect One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.
Transport 3 mL whole blood at 20-25ºC or 2-8ºC.
Remarks

Mix the tube 8-10 times to avoid clotting.

Stability Ambient; Refrigerated: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions Clotted or quantity not sufficient samples are not acceptable for testing.
Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 4010013
CPTCode 85018
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
AgeMale g/dLFemale g/dL
0 - 13 days14.5 - 22.514.5 - 22.5
14 - 30 days12.5 - 20.512.5 - 20.5
1 - 2 months10.0 - 18.010.0 - 18.0
3 - 5 months9.5 - 13.59.5 - 13.5
6 months - 1 year10.5 - 13.510.5 - 13.5
2 - 5 years11.5 - 13.511.5 - 13.5
6 - 11 years11.5 - 15.511.5 - 15.5
12 - 17 years13.0 - 16.012.0 - 16.0
Adult13.5 - 18.012.0 - 16.0
No Appointment Necessary
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