Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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HGB

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2461         Geisinger Epic ID: 14465

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) microcollection tube
Specimen required:
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube collected MUST be properly filled to at least 1.5 mL (half the fill volume of the tube).
Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) microcollection tube MUST be properly filled to at least 250 uL (half the fill volume of the tube).

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
Additional information:
Potential related available add on testing includes: CBC with WBC differential (LAB1963), CBC(LAB1961), HCT (LAB2400), PLT (LAB2863); reticulocyte panel (LAB3006); blood smear interpretation by pathologist (LAB2832); immature platelet fraction (LAB2524) can only be added if sample is collected at testing laboratory;

See individual test requirements.
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:
HGB.
Methodology:
Sodium lauryl sulfate
Synonyms:
HGB, HG, Hemoglobin
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:)
Mary Dhesi MD    
Review Date: 02/03/2023

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: Julia Bell    
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: Kristen Hall  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Robert Furcon  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Melissa Cramer  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical lead: Lori Bechdel    
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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