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Methemoglobin

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
METHG MBG1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Blood-Heparinized syringe, Green Top Tube, Capillary tubes or microtainer (lithium heparin) microtainer without gel
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL(minimum 250 uL)Green top(Lithium Heparin) Heparinized syringe, 2 capillary tubes or microtainer(lithium heparin)no gel
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles, tubes with gel separator.
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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