Test ID/Workstation: CO BGAS1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinzed syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) vacutainer, heparinized capillary tubes

Collection Volume: 0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 180 uL capillary tubes

Cause for rejection: Clotted, specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles

Storage: On ice

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Spectrophotometric

Special Instructions: Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.

If drawn off-site from Mahoning Valley lab, call STAT courier for delivery to lab. Specimen only stable for one hour after collection.

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range: 0.5-1.5%

CPT Code: 82375

Synonyms: Carbon Monoxide

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