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FETAL HEMOGLOBIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2417         Geisinger Epic ID: 18821

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
5 mL EDTA whole blood; minimum 1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 5 days. Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Hemolysis. Clotted specimen

TEST DETAILS
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):
83020
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:
Capillary Electrophoresis
Synonyms:
HgbF, HEMF
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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