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Lab Dept:

Hematology

Test Name:

HEMOGLOBIN, PUMP

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

HGBP

Synonyms:

Hemoglobin, Pump, Whole Blood

CPT Codes:

85018 – Blood count; hemoglobin

Test Includes:

Pump hemoglobin measured in g/dL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for determining the hemoglogin of the pump prime solution prior to certain procedures such as ECMO or heart surgery.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 hours

Special Instructions:

For use by ECMO/heart surgery only. Specimen may be tested at the bedside by POC, or forward promptly to the lab at ambient temperature.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Heparin blood gas syringe

Draw Volume:

0.4 mL blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL blood

Collection:

The specimen is collected from the ECMO pump.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do not centrifuge. Specimen should be delivered to blood gas workstation for analysis.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Clotted sample; mislabeled specimen or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Undetermined

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Radiometer ABL 825

Contraindications:

This test is not indicated for general patient assessment.

References:

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, November, 2011



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