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Epic Test Code LAB762 Fetal Hemoglobin Stain

Important Note

All specimens need to go directly to originating facilities Blood Bank for processing.

Specimens collected at facilities other than Bassett Medical Center  must be sent directly to Albany Medical Center via STAT courier to expedite turn around time.

Additional Codes

Albany Code: HBFS 

LIS Code: FHBS

Synonyms

Fetal HGB Stain

Specimen Type

Whold Blood

Preferred Container

6 ml Pink (EDTA) top tube

Alternate Container

EDTA Microtainer with minimum 400 µl blood,

Transportation Needs

Refrigerated

Additional Information

Other Requirements:

Specimen must be hand labeled. Refer to Labeling Policy for required information

Methodology

Microscopy and Stain

Reference Values

<1.0% of Fetal Hemoglobin

CPT Code

85460

Last Updated

7-Nov-16

Minimum Volume

1.8 mL

Special Instructions

Order STAT.

Immediately deliver to lab.

Refrigerate and Transport within 24 hours.

Maximum Laboratory Time

Approximately 5 hours