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Haemoglobin, plasma

Alternate test name

Haemolysis, Plasma Haemoglobin , Plasma Free Hemoglobin.

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - General
Method and equipment
Expected turn-around time
STAT: 2 hours, Urgent: 4 hours., Routine: 24 hours
Specimen type

Sodium or lithium heparin plasma

Specimen requirements

1200 uL

Storage and transportation


Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Background and clinical significance

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

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