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Carboxyhemoglobin
Alias: 
Carboxyhemoglobin,CO (Carbon Monoxide),Carbon Monoxide (Carboxyhemoglobin)

Performed: 
Daily: 24 hours a day

Analytical Time: 
1 hour

Testing Laboratory: 
Methodist West Hospital
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Laboratory Section: 
Core Laboratory

Carboxyhemoglobin
Container/Tube Type: 
Dark Green (Sodium Heparin)
Green (Lithium Heparin)

Collection Information: 
Whole Blood - Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere

Transport Information: 
1.0 mL blood in 4 mL Green top tube

Minimum Sample Volume: 
0.5 mL blood in heparinized syringe

Remarks: 
A mint green collection tube with gel is less than optimal but can be used if the sample is not centrifuged.

Unacceptable Conditions: 
Lavender collection tubes, samples with prolonged air exposure.

Stability
Refrigerated Stability: 
3 days

Ambient Stability: 
8 hours

Carboxyhemoglobin
Sunquest Order Code: 
CRBXY

Epic Number: 
LAB56

CPT Code: 
82375

Carboxyhemoglobin
Modified: 
12/21/2011 7:37:03 AM