HEMOGLOBIN, SERUM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature, Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 2.0 mL serum (0.7 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Methodology
Quantitative Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
0.0-11.3 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday - Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeSHGB
CPT-4 Code (s)
84311
LOINC Codes
4635-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory