48850:HEMOGLOBIN, PLASMA

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48850:HEMOGLOBIN, PLASMA
Alias Names: Hgb / Hb
Methodology: Spectrophotometry
Edit Date: 3/31/2005
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 83051
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate plasma immediately. Refrigerate.
Standard Volume: 2 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Bilirubin value over 2.5 mg/dL may interfere with the plasma hemoglobin. Avoid hemolysis.
Rejection Criteria: Serum; grossly lipemic or icteric specimen.

Non-transfused patient: <5 mg/dL; Recent transfused: <20.