Mar 24, 2015




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Hemoglobin, Urine

Hemoglobin, Urine (HCUHGB) Toxicology Lab Test

Name: Hemoglobin, Urine

Test Name: Hemoglobin, Urine

Health Link Test Code: HCUHGB

LIS Test Code: UHGB

CPT Code(s): 83069

Methodology: Colorimetric

Clinical Information:

Determination of the presence of free hemoglobin in urine.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 4 days.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.

Specimen: Random urine

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Stability Ambient:

1 day

Stability Refridgerated:

1 day

Stability Frozen:

1 month

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Testing Volume: 10 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 3 mL

Specimen Processing:

Refrigerate specimen.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Hemoglobin is not normally present in urine. Specimen is centrifuged to remove cells prior to analysis.

Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Additional Information:

Result of "BELOW DETECTION" indicates that the result is below the method detection limit of 5 mg/dL.


This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories.  This test meets the standards for clinical testing.  This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.