Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HEMOGLOBIN, WHOLE BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2423         Geisinger Epic ID: 14464

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole Blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1mL whole blood, minimum 0.4 mL
Special notes:
Due to sample instability, this test may only be collected and analyzed at GMC, GWV, GCMC, and GLH.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Transport immediately. If delay in transport is anticipated, place specimen in an ice slurry.
Specimen stability:
Stable 30 minutes at room temperature, 1 hour on ice.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Male Female
Adult 14.0 - 16.8gm/dL 12.0-15.3 gm/dL
12 13.0-16.0 gm/dL 12.0-16.0 gm/dL
6 11.5-15.5 gm/dL 11.5-15.5 gm/dL
2 11.5-13.5 gm/dL 11.5-13.5 gm/dL
6 months 10.5-13.5 gm/dL 10.5-13.5 gm/dL
3 months 9.5-13.5 gm/dL 9.5-13.5 gm/dL
2 months 9.0-13.0 gm/dL 9.0-13.0 gm/dL
1 month 10.0-18.0 gm/dL 10.0-18.0 gm/dL
14 days 12.5-20.5 gm/dL 12.5-20.5 gm/dL
7 days 13.5-21.5 gm/dL 13.5-21.5 gm/dL
Newborn 14.5-22.5 gm/dL 14.5-22.5 gm/dL
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
> 30 days <=7.0 and >= 20.0 gm/dL
0-6 days <=7.0 and > 22.5 gm/dL
7-13 days <=7.0 and > 21.5 gm/dL
14-30 days <=7.0 and > 20.5 gm/dL
CPT code(s):
85018
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Whole blood hemoglobin.
Methodology:
Optical
Synonyms:
Whole blood hemoglobin, HGBWB
Clinical significance:
Analysis of hemoglobin in blood is the predominant means for diagnosing various types of anemia.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Stat Lab
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Valerie Koveleski    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Coagulation
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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