Hemoglobin

CPT Code(s):

  • 85018

Preferred Specimen:

Whole blood from a full EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Special Instructions:

Do not refrigerate. Refrigeration can precipitate fibrin and trap WBC and platelets.

Transport Container:

EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Reject Criteria:

Clotted ¥ Hemolysis ¥ Received frozen

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