Carboxyhaemoglobin

Description: 
Carboxyhaemoglobin
Reference range: 

< 1.5 % of Total Hb (smokers <6.5%)

Synonyms or keywords: 
COHb Carbon Monoxide
Units: 
%
Sample type and Volume required: 
Lithium Heparin or Heparinised Arterial Blood Gas Sample
Call in advance: 
No
Turnaround time: 
On receipt
Special sample instructions: 

The Heparinised Arterial Blood Gas Sample should be sent to the laboratory on ice

Storage and transport: 
Send immediately to the laboratory.
Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015