Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:23:08 PM


  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA
Collection Instructions: Mix tube by inversion 5 times

Do not centrifuge

Specimens must not be clotted. Overfilling or underfilling may allow blood to clot.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Refrigerated

Specimens may be rejected due to blood changes or deterioration.
Reference Range:
Males > 14 Yrs:
Hgb: 13.5 - 17.2 g/dL
Hct: 40.0 - 54.0%
 
Females > 14 Yrs:
Hgb: 12.0 - 15.5 g/dL
Hct: 35.0 - 48.0%
Critical Ranges:
NICU at PRMC Low Critical Limits: 
HCT: >15 days old <=30% and >=70%

NICU at PRMC High Critical Limits: 
HCT: >15 days old <=25% and >=70%

Pediatric (< = 15 days old) Low Critical Limits
Hgb: < = 10.0 G/DL
 
Pediatric (< = 15 days old) High Critical Limits
Hgb: > = 24.0 G/DL
Hct: > = 70.0%

Low Critical Limit: Hgb: < = 6.0 G/DL
 
High Critical Limit: Hgb: > = 19.0 G/DL

Oncology Wards at PRMC Low Critical Limits:  Hgb: <=5.0 G/dL

OHP Low Critical Limit: <= 7.0 G/dL

Test Comments:  
Methodology: Blood Cell Analyzer
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Cancer Institute, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: HH
EPIC Test Code: LAB753
Alternate Test Names: H & H; H&H
Included Tests: Hematocrit (HCT); Hemoglobin (HGB)
CPT Coding: 85014, 85018

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