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Test Code BLOD0659 Methemoglobin

Methodology

Specific Electrodes

 

Useful in diagnosing methemoglobinemia and cyanosis.

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Dark green top without gel (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:  Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere by keeping specimen capped in original container.  Do not centrifuge.  Place a piece of tape over the cap to alert specimen processing not to spin specimen.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Ambient 48 hours
  Refrigerated 48 hours

 

Reference Values

0.0-0.8%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83050