Methemoglobin

Alphabetical Test listing

Methemoglobin-178

  
Methemoglobin
  
178
  
83050.0
  
MTH
  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) whole blood
  
  
1.0 mL
  

Do not spin, and do not open

  

Dk green Lithium heparin (Li hep)

  
  

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)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Spectrophotometric

  

0.0 - 1.5 %

  
83050
  
11/30/2001
  
02/18/2020
  
02/10/2020