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Test Code SQ HGBHCT, EPIC LAB753 Hemoglobin and Hematocrit, Blood

Methodology

Automated

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

HEMOGLOBIN
Males
1-2 months: 10.7-17.3 g/dL

3-5 months: 9.9-14.5 g/dL
6-11 months: 9.5-14.1 g/dL
1-5 years: 8.9-14.9 g/dL
6-10 years: 10.6-15.2 g/dL
11-17 years: 11.1-15.7 g/dL

≥18 years: 13.7-17.7 g/dL

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤7.0 g/dL or >20.0 g/dL

Females
1-2 months: 10.7-17.3 g/dL

3-5 months: 9.9-14.5 g/dL
6-11 months: 9.5-14.1 g/dL
1-5 years: 8.9-14.9 g/dL
6-10 years: 10.6-15.2 g/dL
11-17 years: 11.1-15.7 g/dL

≥18 years: 12.1-15.3 g/dL
Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤7.0 g/dL or >20.0 g/dL


HEMATOCRIT
Males
1-2 months: 35.0%-49.0%

3-5 months: 29.0%-43.0%
6-11 months: 30.5%-40.5%
1-5 years: 34.5%-37.5%
6-10 years: 32.5%-42.5%
11-17 years: 34.0%-44.0%

≥18 years: 40.6%-52.6%

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤21.0%

Females
1-2 months: 35.0%-49.0%

3-5 months: 29.0%-43.0%
6-11 months: 30.5%-40.5%
1-5 years: 34.5%-37.5%
6-10 years: 32.5%-42.5%
11-17 years: 34.0%-44.0%

≥18 years: 36.0%-45.0%
Critical value (automatic call-back): ≤21.0%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85014-Hematocrit
85018-Hemoglobin