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Free Hemoglobin - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic FPHB
Specimen Requirements 1 x 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube

Collect Monday to Friday before 12:00 noon (to ensure specimen reaches testing lab within 24 hours of collection).
Specimen Handling Specimen must be received by Referrals no later than 14:00 for same day shipping.

Notify Referrals at 403-770-3285 when sending a specimen.

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge and aliquot within 1 hour of collection, and transport plasma on ice to DSC within 24 hours of collection.  Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Deliver specimen directly to Referrals before 15:30 Monday-Friday.  Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab (all samples must be frozen within 24 hours of collection); ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information Test is performed on plasma. Free Hemoglobin testing on serum is no longer available.
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Free Plasma Hemoglobin, Plasma Hemoglobin
Reference Interval