METHEMOGLOBIN

Code
310.0600
Name
METHEMOGLOBIN
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
83050
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Green Lithium Heparin

Volume

2.0 ml

Transport Info

24 hrs refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

0.2-0.6%

Methodology

CO-Oximetry

Clinical Significance

Evaluate cyanosis, especially in the presence of normal arterial gases; evaluate polycythemia, hemoglobinopathies; work up dyspnea and headache; evaluate drug or chemical toxicity, since most instances of methemoglobinemia are so acquired.

Evaluate cyanosis, especially in the presence of normal arterial gases; evaluate polycythemia, hemoglobinopathies; work up dyspnea and headache; evaluate drug or chemical toxicity, since most instances of methemoglobinemia are so acquired.

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