Carboxyhemoglobin, Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: CARB/HB
POE DESCRIPTION: CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN; CARB/HB
CPT CODE: 82375
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Stat: 15 minutes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Keep blood on ice if oxygen saturation is to be measured. If only carboxyhemoglobin is ordered, ice is not necessary.
CONTAINER TYPE: Heparinized syringe or green top tube (heparin)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, arterial or venous
REJECTION CRITERIA: Clotted syringe, needle attached to the syringe, and air bubbles in the sample.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 mL
REFERENCE RANGE: Nonsmoker: 0% to 5%
TEST SYNONYM(S):Carbon Monoxide; CO