Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

HB Level Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is done to check haemoglobin levels in the blood.

Synonyms

None

Patient Preparation

There is no special preparation required for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume

4 mL

Sample collection Container

EDTA tube (purple top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA.

Sample storage

Samples can be refrigerated if sampling is not done within 24hrs.

Reference range

Women: 11.6 - 15 g/dL"," Men: 13.2 - 16.6 g/dL"," Kids: 10.5 - 13.5

Results Turnaround

Within a day of sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

This is a screening test for polycythaemia"," anaemia"," blood loss and dehydration.