Methemoglobin-178

Test info

  
Methemoglobin
  
178
  
83050.0
  
MTH

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) whole blood
  
  
1.0 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10, times to prevent clotting

  

Do not spin, and do not open

  

Dk green Lithium heparin (Li hep)

  
  

Lt green plasma separator (PST):

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10, times to prevent clotting

  

Do not open and do not spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

Blood gas syringe (no needles)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 5 days

Ambient - 4 hours

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
    • EDTA whole blood is not acceptable
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
    • Li Heparin PST tubes are not acceptable if spun
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Spectrophotometric

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

0.0 - 1.5 %

Billing

  
83050

Tracking

  
11/30/2001
  
02/18/2020
  
02/10/2020