Test ID/Workstation: CO BGAS1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Heparinzed syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) vacutainer, heparinized capillary tubes, no gel separator tubes

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

Special Instructions: Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature.

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: Available on Patient Report.

CPT Code: 82375

Synonyms: Carbon Monoxide

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