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Carboxyhaemoglobin

Test Code:

BC0109

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Heparinised syringe

Specimen Requirement

Collect 2 mL of blood in a heparinised syringe. Expel air bubbles, cap the syringe and roll the specimen between the hands for 15 seconds to gently mix it. Place this in a biohazard specimen bag and then immerse this bag into another bag with crushed ice. Send immediately to Lab. Clotted specimen or air bubble in the specimen will be REJECTED.
 
Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Specimens for carboxyhaemoglobin must be delivered by hand to the laboratory. Specimens sent via the pneumatic tube system will be REJECTED.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Average 30 mins ( 25 - 35 mins )

Reference Value(s)

0.5 - 1.5% (Carboxyhaemoglobin: Please note that smokers can have higher levels of carboxyhaemoglobin.) 

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Carboxyhaemoglobin BC0109
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