CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN, BLOOD

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA. Do NOT open tube. Send specimen refrigerated. Minimum volume: 0.5 mL

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: Heparin

Rejection Criteria
Fluoride oxalate (grey top tube), clotted specimen, tube that has been opened.

Methodology
Spectrophotometry

Stability
Room temperature: 5 days; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
See report

Performed
Sunday - Saturday

Turnaround Time3 - 5 days
Test CodeCARBX
CPT-4 Code (s)
82375
LOINC Codes
Carboxyhemoglobin, Blood   20563-3  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory