|Description||Carbon monoxide bound haemoglobin. Usually measured on ward-based blood gas analysers.|
|Indication||Suspected carbon monooxide poisoning. E.g. House fires, domestic boiler leaks.|
|Collection Conditions||Balanced (blood gas) heparin or non-gel heparin are the ONLY presevatives that should be used for these samples.
|Min. Vol||1 mL|
|Ref. Range (Male)||See note|
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||Non-smoker <1.5%; can be up to 10% in smokers, and higher in very heavy smokers|
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||75 min|
|IP Routine TAT||On ward|
|GP Acute TAT||- Contact Laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||24 hours|
Originally edited by : . Review due on 11/12/2019 14:50:20. Published By Matthew Clifford on 11/12/2018 14:50:20.