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) 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 measurement

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

OC Power Word: LVMETHGB

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 30 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range: 0.4 - 1.1 % THgb

CPT Code: 83050

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