Hemoglobin, plasma

Alphabetical Test listing

Hemoglobin, plasma-131

  
Hemoglobin, plasma
  
131
  
83051.0
  
PHG
  
Hgb
  

This test useful for the evaluation of possible hemolysis including clotting/hemolysis associated with left ventricular assist devices. Measurement of free Hgb in plasma is of no practical value in the diagnosis of chronic hemolytic anemias.

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
4.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Use no smaller than a 21 gauge needle for specimen collection

  

Immediately following collection, centrifuge tube to separate the plasma from cells

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

 

 

  
When in vitro hemolysis is suspected:
EDTA plasma
Serum
  

When in vitro hemolysis is suspected:

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Lavender - Spin and separate

Gold - Spin

  
  

Refrigerated

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

HemoCue low plasma hemoglobin

  

< 40 mg/dL

  
83051
  
11/30/2001
  
02/12/2020
  
02/10/2020