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Lab Test Dictionary

Carbon Monoxide



Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Blood Gas Analysis

Epic ID


Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

1/2 hr

Stat TAT

15 min

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 ml blood

Container Type

Heparinized Syringe

Collection Instructions

Ensure that specimen is tightly sealed, no air bubbles. Transport to lab immediately Heparinized (Green) or EDTA (purple) tubes can also be used. Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere. (Do not transfer specimen or open cap). Stable up to 7 days in filled, well-capped refrigerated tubes. Select mnemonic for appropriate type of draw

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

1.0 ml blood in heparinized syringe

Minimum Test Volume

1.0 ml blood in heparinized syringe

Processing Instructions

Do not centrfuge. Give to blood gas area

CPT Codes