CPT Code: 83050|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes
Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles, gel separator tubes
Storage: Room Temp
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Spectrophotometric measurement
Special Instructions: Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital at the Beeghly campus. If collected at an offsite location, specimen is stable only 1 hour. Call a STAT Courier.
TAT: 30 minutes
Additional Info: Reference range: 0.4 - 1.5 %
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308