||PLHGB / 005595L
||HEMOGLOBIN, FREE, PLASMA
||Useful in the evaluation of hemolytic anemia, especially in intravascular hemolysis.
||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.
||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.
|Day(s) Test Set Up
||Monday, Wednesday, Friday