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HEMOGLOBIN F, QUANTITATIVE

Mnemonic

HGB F QNT

Synonym

Fetal Hemoglobin - HbF

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Transport 3 mL whole blood. Do not separate. Do not freeze.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Frozen or room temperature specimens

Stability

UNSPUN SAMPLES: Ambient (20-25°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 1 week; Frozen (at or below -20°C): Unacceptable

Testing Information

Note

This assay measures percentage of hemoglobin F only.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-3 days

Method

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Referral Lab

ARUP (81348)

Reference Values

Reference Values

1 year of age or greater: 0.0-2.0% of total hemoglobin.
Results vary with age.

CPT Codes

83021

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 04:59:19 PM


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