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Test Code HH Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB753

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole Blood EDTA

Collection Container/Type: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Collect full tube.  Fill volume is critical for proper anticoagualnt ratio.
  2. If collecting samples in microtainer tubes, indicate if sample is venous or capillary (finger stick or heel stick).

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Rejection Due To

Clotted, fibrin strands, platelet clumps, grossly hemolyzed, samples drawn above an IV site.

Report Available

Same day / 1 day

Method Name

RF/DC (Radio Frequency/Direct Current) Detection/Hydrodynamic Focusing (DC Detection), Flow Cytometry (Using a Semiconductor Laser)/Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Hemoglobin




Day(s) Performed