Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

HGB

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HGB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 85018.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 14465

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) microcollection tube
Specimen required:
2 mL EDTA lavender-top tube with minimum 1.6 mL whole blood. EDTA microcollection tubes with 250-500 uL whole blood.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do NOT centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 72 hours. Room temperature: 24 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed, overfilled, underfilled or centrifuged samples. Samples beyond stability limits.

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
Adult ranges established by normal study performed at GMC and GWV 8/2010.
Pediatric ranges from Nathan and Oski's "Hematology of Infancy and Childhood, 7th edition."
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
HGB > 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:
Hemoglobin determination.
Methodology:
Sodium lauryl sulfate
Synonyms:
HGB, HG
Clinical significance:
This test, normally ordered as part of the complete blood count (CBC), is used to measure the severity of anemia or polycythemia, monitor the response to treatment of anemia or polycythemia, and to help make decisions about tranfusions if anemia is severe.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Michele Adler
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

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

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Kelly Alleman    
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Sophie Rockwell  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Renee Bordo, Robert Furcon  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Lisa Sheaffer  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical specialist: Hadeel Naghnaghieh    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical specialist: Beth Emert    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

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