Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEMOGLOBIN F

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HEMF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 82491.15         Geisinger Epic ID: 18821

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 2 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 14 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0-3 months: 40.0-85.0%
>3 mos-6 mos: 8.0-40.0%
>6 mos-1 year: <8.0%
>1 year: <2.0%
Additional information:
Fetal hemoglobin is increased in sickle cell anemia, leukemias, beta-thalassemia and hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. The production of fetal hemoglobin may be triggered as a response to sickle crisis.
CPT code(s):
83021
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:
Hemoglobin F.
Methodology:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Synonyms:
HgbF
Fetal hemoglobin
Quest test code 513

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday-Sunday; Report available: 1 day.    
Performed stat? No
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