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CarboxyHgb

Laboratory : Chemistry

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) 120 uL capillary tubes; 4.0 mL whole blood green top (lithium heparin) tube
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 for STAT; 15 minutes for ICU STAT
Additional Info:
Reference range: Available on Patient Report.
CPT Code:
82375
Synonyms:
Carbon Monoxide