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  Hemoglobin Specimen Type:
  also known as HGB , part of Hemogram

Blood


HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA draw
  or: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
  or:Lav Fingerstick Microtainer
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS  
0 - 7 days 13.4 20.0  
8 days - 6 months 8.9 15.3  
7 months - 6 years 10.1 12.7  
7 years - 12 years 10.5 13.4  
Adult male 13.7 17.5  
Adult female 11.2 15.7  

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Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS  
N/A <7 >19 gm%
1st time patient <7 >19 gm%
New born                ( <1 week) <12 >23 gm%
8 days - 6 mos (Point of Care) <7 >23 gms%
Unit of measure:  
Ideal sample: 3 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 0.75 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Hemolysis, Improper Line Draw, Agglutinins, Cryoglobulins, Platelet Clumps, Fibrin Strands, Chylous, Clots in Specimen
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Common Lab Procedures
  Hematology/Coagulation
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 hour
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital, room 1-013
For MCC deliver to: Lab:  1st Floor, Room 1025, Processing Desk
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Spectrophotometry
Special Instructions: HGB is a part of the Hemogram.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: HGB
CyberLAB code: 7103, HGB
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A