Jun 6, 2016




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Hemoglobin, Whole Blood in a PICO Syringe

Hemoglobin, Whole Blood in a PICO Syringe (HCWBHGB) Blood Gas Lab Test

Name: Hemoglobin, Whole Blood in a PICO Syringe

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Whole Blood in a PICO Syringe

Health Link Test Code: HCWBHGB

LIS Test Code: WBHGB

CPT Code(s): 85018

Methodology: Spectrophotometry

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Less than 30 minutes.

Patient Preparation:

For venous samples on outpatients, send patient to UWHC Outpatient Phlebotomy to be drawn.

Specimen: Arterial, venous, or capillary

Collection Container: Radiometer PICO® syringe

Also Acceptable: 2 full Radiometer capillary tubes, Green top

Collection Instructions:

Radiometer "PICO"® syringes must be free of bubbles and clots. Two full Radiometer capillaries free of air bubbles and clots are needed for capillary blood.

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

30 minutes

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Testing Volume: 1.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately. Assure specimen receipt in the lab is within 15 minutes of collection.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Clotted specimens or specimens past stability time are not acceptable.


 Age  g/dL
 0 days - 29 days  15.0-24.0
 30 days - 5 months  9.0-18.0
 6 months - 23 months  10.5-14.0
 24 months - 9 years  11.5-14.5
 10 years - 17 years, male  12.5-16.1
 10 years - 17 years, female  12.0-15.0
 18 years and up, male  13.6-17.2
 18 years and up, female  11.6-15.6


Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Effective Date of Reference Range: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT

Critical Calls: yes