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Test Code BLOD0659 Methemoglobin

Useful For

Diagnosing methemoglobinemia and cyanosis


Specific Electrodes

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


Specimen Stability


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


Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding