Fetal Hemoglobin : 513

Test Code
HGBF or 513

CPT Codes
83020

Instructions
Blood transfusions within the last 4 months may affect results.

Lavender (EDTA).

Transport Container
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 5 days, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: Unacceotabke

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolysis; clotted

Methodology
Capillary electrophoresis

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
2-3 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
 
0-3 Months                                    40.0-85.0 %
greater than 3-6 Months                   8.0-40.0 %
greater than 6 Months-1 Year           less than 8.0 %
greater than 1 Year                         less than 2.0 % 


Clinical Significance
Fetal hemoglobin is increased in sickle cell anemia, leukemias, beta-thalassemia and hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin. The production of fetal hemoglobin may be triggered as a response to sickle crisis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics



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