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Test ID NBLD0518 HEMOGLOBIN, FETAL

AKA:

Fetal Hemoglobin

APT

Specimen Type/Requirements

1 mL stool or emesis with visible blood.  Collect in a clean, dry screw cap container.  Test will not be performed on specimens with no visible evidence of blood.  Specimens are stable at room temperature for 48 hours or refrigerated for 72 hours.  Do NOT freeze specimen.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.  Specimens must be received within 72 hours of collection.

Testing Frequency

Daily

Methodology

Alkali denaturation

CPT

83033

Storage Onsite

Refrigerated up to 72 hours

Performing Lab

Sanford I-94 Clinic, Fargo