Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: June 19, 2021 @ 9:13 am


Fetal HgB Quant [For OB use ONLY]

  • One Pink Top (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Gray Top
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • 6 mL (Min:3 mL) Whole blood in Pink Top (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 4 mL (Min:3 mL) Whole blood in Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
  • 4 mL (Min:3 mL) Whole blood in Gray Top. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Label specimen with patient's full name and second identifier such as medical record number, DOB or SS#. Include date, time, and phlebotomist's initials. For possible transfusion use Positive Identification Wristband.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Specimen not properly labeled
Stability:Ambient: 3 Day(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Microscopy
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83030
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <0.3 %
FETAL HEMOGLOBIN reference range applies to perinatal use only.
  • 3825 - FETAL HGB QUANT
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