Cyanide

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: CYAN CLEVE

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood

Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 2.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Clotted or hemolyzed specimens

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Sent to reference lab Performed: Mon, Wed, Fri

Methodology: Colorimetric

Special Instructions: Keep container tightly capped. Days Performed: Mon, Wed, Fri

No laboratory test is available to assess cyanide toxicity in a patient who is on nitroprusside therapy; this test should not be ordered when the patient is on nitroprusside.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-5 days

Additional Info: Reference range

Normal: <0.2 mcg/mL

Toxic: > or equal 2.0 mcg/mL

CPT Code: 82600

Synonyms: -

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