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PLHGB / 005595L
HEMOGLOBIN, FREE, PLASMA

Test Code PLHGB / 005595L 
Test HEMOGLOBIN, FREE, PLASMA 
Methodology Spectrophotometry 
Description Useful in the evaluation of hemolytic anemia, especially in intravascular hemolysis. 
Specimen Place the tourniquet lightly around the upper arm. Draw blood using an 18-gauge needle to avoid hemolysis in a green-top (heparin) tube. Spin down immediately and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.1 mL) plasma refrigerated in a plastic screw-capped vial. 
Reference Values Optimal collection: < 5 mg/dL Values obtained between 5 - 15 mg/dL should be interpreted with caution since suboptimal collection may increase results to this range. 
Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 83051