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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Plasma Haemoglobin, Blood

Clinical Significance

Clinically, the presence of free hemoglobin after cardiac surgery suggests the occurrence of intravascular hemolysis which may require immediate action.

Test Name

Plasma Haemoglobin, Blood

Test Code

HGBP

Division

Biochemistry - Biochemistry

Method

Spectrophotometric

Turn Around Time

Daily

Specimen Type

Sodium or lithium heparin plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

1200 uL

Storage/Transportation

Frozen

Approval is not required

CPT Codes

83051

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Reference Range

<29 mg/L