APT FOR FETAL HEMOGLOBIN

Mnemonic

APT

Synonym

APT - Alkaline Persistent/Resistant Hemoglobin Test - APT Test for Swallowed Blood Syndrome - Fetal Hemoglobin Test in Newborn

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Blood stained diaper, grossly bloody (red) stool or bloody vomitus or mucus

Minimum Volume

0.5 gram

Transport

Refrigerated: (2-8°C)

Stability

Ambient (15-25°C): 2 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 3 days; Frozen (at or below -20°C): Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Alkaline Denaturation, Colorimetry

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative: Fetal blood is not present (normal)
Positive: Fetal blood is present

CPT Codes

83033

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:57 AM