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Hemoglobin, Plasma

Mnemonic:    [Hgb Free]
Name:    Hemoglobin, Plasma
Specimen:    2 mL plasma from a Green PST. Separate plasma from cells ASAP. A delay will elevate the plasma hemoglobin level.

EDTA and citrated plasma samples are unaceeptable.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.7 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020058
  Method:    Spectrophotometry
Note:    This is not the same test as a Hemoglobin, Whole Blood.