Test Overview
Test Methodology

HemoCue Hb 201+- spectrophotometry

Test Usage

Performed at authorized locations by point of care operators. Aids in the diagnosis of anemia.

Reference Range *

Analyte reference ranges are available in the HemoCue test procedure located on the POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.

Test Limitations

1. Start the measurement immediately after filling the microcuvette.
2. Mixing the samples for an extended period of time can produce increased oxygen pressure and viscosity that may give false results.
3. Following substances have not been found to interfere ( highest concentration or percentages tested is referred to in brackets)
a. Acetaminophen (20mg/dL)
b. Ascorbic acid (3 mg/dL)
c. Conjugated bilirubin (40 mg/dL)
d. Creatinine ( 30 mg/dL)
e. Ibuprofen (40 mg/dL)
f. Leukocytes (600 x 10x9)
g. Lipemia (intralipid 4000 bm/L, triglycerides approximately 1000 mg/dL)

Test Details
Analytic Time

1-2 seconds

Soft Order Code
PHGB
MiChart Code
Hemoglobin, Point of Care
Laboratory
Point of Care
Section
Point of Care
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

•Heel punctures are performed on pediatric patients ages 0-4 months (up to 12 months if not walking). Venipuncture is required for patients 4 - 12 months old. Fingerstick may be performed on patients age 12 months to adult.
•For dermal punctures wipe away the first 2 -3 drops of blood.

Normal Volume
Single drop whole blood
EDTA K2, heparin- 3 mL
Minimum Volume
10 µL -fingerstick
1 mL - EDTA K2
Additional Information

For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.

Billing
CPT Code
85018
LOINC
30352-9
NY State Approved
No