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Test Name: Hemoglobin, Urine

Test Code(s): UHGB / HCUHGB

CPT Code(s): 83069

Methodology: Colorimetric

Clinical Significance: Determination of the presence of free hemoglobin in urine.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.
Routine: Up to 4 days

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Random urine

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Volume Required: Preferred: 10 mL
Pediatrics: 3 mL

Specimen Processing: Refrigerate specimen.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Stability: Ambient: 1 day
Refrigerated: 1 day
Frozen: 1 month


Expected Results:

Hemoglobin is not normally present in urine. Specimen is centrifuged to remove cells prior to analysis.

Additional Information:

Result of "BELOW" indicates that the result is below the method detection limit of 5 mg/dL.


This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories.  This test meets the standards for clinical testing.  This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

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