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Updated Test Information:
Evaluate anemia, blood loss, hydration or suspected polycythemic condition, and response to treatment
|Additional Processing Details||
Specimen is stable at Room Temperature 1 day Specimen is stable Refrigerated 2 days
Room Temperature: 1 day
Refrigerated: 2 days
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Hemolysis; clotted specimen; specimen drawn in any anticoagulant other than EDTA; specimen diluted or contaminated with IV fluid; tube not filled with minimum volume; improper labeling; transfer tubes with whole blood; specimen received with plasma removed.
Hyperlipemic plasma or white count >50,000/mm³ may falsely elevate the hemoglobin result with corresponding increase in the MCH. The laboratory will attempt to correct this interference by a special technique.
Monday-Saturday, & STAT
|Minimum Sample Volume||
0.5 mL of Whole Blood
|Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)||
500 μL for pediatric microtainer capillary tubes; fill tube to capacity.
HGB, g/dL M: 13.7 - 16.7 F: 11.6 - 15.5
Pathologist Impression will be reflexed with abnormal result findings or by Add-On request