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Test Code SQ MTHGB, EPIC LAB91 Methemoglobin, Venous

Methodology

Cooximetry

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive unopened and be tested within 2 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood, venous

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green top (lithium heparin-no gel)

Acceptable: Green-top (lithium heparin gel) when unopened and unspun on ice. (Inpatient Only)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not spin, whole blood is required.

2. Keep tube capped as much as possible.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

0%-1.0%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83050