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Carbon Monoxide, CO, Carboxy HGB

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Blood Gas Analysis

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. Place on ice & transport to lab immediately. - EDTA (purple) tube is also acceptable. - Refrigerate immediately after collection. Do not remove cap. Stable up to 7 days in filled, well-capped tubes, refrigerated tubes

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

1.0 ml blood in heparinized syringe (on ice)

Minimum Test Volume

1.0 ml blood in heparinized syringe (on ice)

Processing Instructions

Do not centrifuge. Deliver to blood gas area.

CPT Codes