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Test Code NBLD0518 HEMOGLOBIN, FETAL

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.

Transport Temperature

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

Performing Lab

Sanford I-94 Clinic, Fargo

Storage Onsite

Refrigerated up to 72 hours

CPT

83033

AKA:

Fetal Hemoglobin

APT

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Testing Frequency

Daily

Methodology

Alkali denaturation