Methemoglobin

Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: METHG MBG1

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: 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.


Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range: 0.4 - 1.5 %

CPT Code: 83050

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