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Unstable Hemoglobin, Isopropanol screen

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Hematology at x 31747
Available Stat? No
Test code UHGBI
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Isopropanol precipitation
Collection Instructions Draw only between 0800-1200 hours Monday-Friday
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 8 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 8 mL blood
Min. Volume 3 mL blood
Processing notes Keep sample refrigerated. Sample needs to be at China Basin for 4 PM Quest pick-up the same day it is collected.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Frozen sample.
Normal range None detected
Synonyms Isopropanol stability; unstable hemoglobin;
Stability Refrigerated 1 week.
Turn around times Same day or next weekday
Additional information A partial screen (brilliant cresyl blue stain only) may be performed from neonates when no more than 0.5 mL of blood can be obtained.
CPT coding 83068-90
LOINC code 41619-8
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:59 AM
Entry Number 447
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