Methemoglobin, Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: METH/HB
POE DESCRIPTION: METHHEMOGLOBIN
CPT CODE: 83050
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 15 minutes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver specimen immediately to the lab on ice.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Heparinized syringe or green top tube (heparin)

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Heparinized whole blood
REJECTION CRITERIA: Clotted syringe, needle attached to the syringe, and air bubbles in the sample.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.3 mL whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Keep on ice.
REFERENCE RANGE: 0.4% to 1.5%
TEST SYNONYM(S):Ferric-Hemoglobin; Met Hgb; Oxidized Hemoglobin