Item Value
Test name POCT Hemoglobin
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range
0-7 days 14.5-22.5 g/dL
8-14 days 13.5-21.5 g/dL
2-4 weeks 12.5-20.5 g/dL
1-2 months 10.0-18.0 g/dL
2-3 months 9.0-14.0 g/dL
3-6 os 9.5-13.5 g/dL
6-24 months 11.0-13.5 g/dL
2-5 years 11.2-13.5 g/dL
5-8 years 11.4-15.5 g/dL
8-12 years 11.6-15.5 g/dL
Male 12-15 years 12.3-16.0 g/dL
Male 15-18 years 12.6 -17.0 g/dL
Male > 18 years 13.6-17.5 g/dL
Female 12-15 years 11.8-15.5 g/dL
Female > 15 years 12.0-15.5 g/dL
Container type Hemocue cuvette
Amount to Collect
Fingerstick 0.01 mL blood (10 µL)
Vacutainer sample 1 mL blood
Collection Instructions Fingerstick sample:

1. Wipe away the first drop of blood.
2. Apply light pressure to the finger until a drop of blood forms. Do not squeeze the finger.

3. Hold the microcuvette by the wings with the pointed end away from you.
4. Touch the pointed tip of the microcuvette to the drop of blood.
5. Allow the microcuvette to fill by capillary action
Sample type Fingerstick, EDTA or Heparinized whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667