Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 180 uL capillary tubes
Cause for rejection:
Clotted, specimen not sent on ice, air bubbles
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
If collecting blood in capillary tubes from a finger or heel, place a warm, moist towel on hand or foot for 10 minutes prior to lancet puncture. Place specimen on ice and deliver to lab immediately.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron or Beeghly campus.
Reference range is available on patient report
Total Hgb, O2Hgb, CarboxyHgb, Methemoglobin, O2Content
Carbon Monoxide Profile